I discussed in another guide a concept familiar to all experienced Baltimore personal injury and accident lawyers that try their cases- the pain diary. [i.e. a day-to-day chronology of the ways that a car or automobile accident effects the life of the injury victim]. Some of us are natural organizers and record keepers-others are not.
I advise my clients to thoroughly document all losses and expenditures connected to their case.
Some are obvious. e.g. medical bills, car repairs to name a few. Others might not be, but should still me carefully documented:
- mileage to doctors
- time off from work and wage at the time of loss
- time off from work to attend therapy
- prescription and over-the-counter medicine costs
- medical and assertive devices
- car rental, and gas put in that car
- lawn care or housekeeping services
- in home nursing or attendance
These areas of expense should be carefully recorded, documented, and filed away for future use. Each of these may be made part of your personal injury claim as an element of your damages.