Personal Injury Journals

If you’ve been involved in an accident in which you were injured, your Lakeland personal injury lawyer will probably suggest that you start and maintain a personal injury journal. The purpose of the journal is to fully document and accurately explain how you have been affected by your injuries, as well as to note the level of pain and discomfort that you experience as you go on with your day-to-day activities.

Your journal should contain a detailed description of how you feel, starting from the time that you first wake up, all the way until the time that you lay down for the evening, and it should also contain details about how your injuries have affected or altered your overall standard of living.

Your Lakeland personal injury lawyer will also advise you that because the law recognizes a person’s right to receive just compensation for pain and suffering, the ways in which your pain, suffering, and injuries affect your overall temperament, work performance, and even your marital relations will be quite important and relevant to your personal injury case. As you continue to write in your journal about how your injuries affect your life in general, you should make sure that you are expressing your true feelings in your own words (not the words of your physician), especially when you detail specific information about your pain and suffering. Also, you should maintain your diary each day in the same manner you would if you were not using it as part of a court case.

Additionally, you should make particular note of each body part that experiences any level of pain and discomfort. Naturally, you should be fully aware of your own body and be able to express how each and every part of it feels on a day-to-day basis. You should also mention whether or not you have any problems moving certain body parts and whether or not you experience any level of painful when you use that part of the body during routine, everyday activities or during social functions.

If you have been injured in an accident and you need the services of a Lakeland personal injury lawyer, please contact the Law Offices of Smith, Feddeler & Smith at (863) 688-7766 for a free consultation.