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How to Prove Pain and Suffering from a Car Accident

How to Prove Pain and Suffering from a Car Accident

If you’ve been involved in a car accident with a negligent driver, you may be eligible for compensation. Fixing the damage done to your property and your health can become a significant financial burden if you don’t seek justice to receive the money you deserve, and filing a personal injury claim is your best option when you want to make things right. 

It’s important to remember that your compensation includes more than damages that have a specific monetary value, like vehicle repair costs and medical expenses. Your pain and suffering is also a factor that will be used to determine your case’s worth. 

Proving that your life has been negatively affected by the injuries you’ve suffered during a car accident can be a significant challenge. Because of this, you need to take the right steps to record your pain and suffering. The lawyers at AMA Law can help.  

Track Your Recovery Process

A journal is an important piece of evidence and is the first step in documenting your pain and suffering. By keeping an extensive daily record of your symptoms and struggles, demonstrating how a collision has negatively impacted your life becomes significantly easier. 

Be sure to write about every single thing you feel, from soreness to bruising and any other type of discomfort. How you feel mentally after struggling or being unable to drive or work is also important, along with the amount of time off you had to take because of your injuries. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other sufferings can be tracked this way. 

Record Your Treatment and Doctor’s Appointments

Not only is medical documentation extremely important for an accident claim, but it can also help you prove your pain and suffering, especially if you’re unable to go through your daily routine without taking medication to feel better. Treatment for your injuries can help you track the pain and suffering your injuries have caused. 

Be sure to record all your progress, how you feel while following the treatment needed to make a full recovery, and how constant doctor’s appointments are interfering with your enjoyment of life. An accident causes major inconveniences, especially if you require lifelong treatment. The insurance companies and the at-fault party need to know what you’re going through. 

Statements From Third Parties

You’re not alone in this fight, and you don’t have to worry alone about demonstrating how you feel. Statements from third parties can help you convincingly present your case after you’re hurt in a busy intersection or dangerous stretch of road. 

Your loved ones that have seen your struggle as a car accident victim can explain to everyone involved how you feel and what you’re going through in this difficult situation. 

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney for More Tips on How to Prove Pain and Suffering from a Car Accident

These are only a few of the ways that can help you document your pain and suffering from a car accident. You may be taking steps to document your suffering, but it’s tough for an injured individual to take care of the entire process and all the factors that influence it.

At AMA Law, we’re aware of how overwhelming this process can become without guidance. That’s why our legal team is ready to assist you. We can help you file a claim, and we’re ready to pursue compensation for your suffering. You can schedule your free consultation today by calling 405-708-7789, or you can fill out our online contact form.