The notes also help to remember the conversations between the insurers and third parties involved in the accident; and can be used to resolve potential conflicts. It is important to take notes whenever necessary during the course of your claim.
How to Get Organized to Win a Personal Injury Claim
And even though you may have a basis to present that action, there are a number of things you can do that can sabotage your chances of winning your personal injury lawsuit
Buy an accordion style folder, preferably with dividers. Each section must have a label, but if it is not, you can buy them separately. You must have a section for each category of documentation related to your claim. This will allow you to spend time on the most vital aspects of your claim - and not looking through unmanageable piles of documents.
Archive Sections and Content
To optimize the ease of use and access to your documentation, organize the file as follows:
- Property Damage - Invoices of repairs, bills of trailers and receipts or estimates for damaged personal items
- Correspondence - Notification letter to the guilty party and to your insurance company, the reservation letter of insurance company's rights, letters to all medical providers, all communications between you and the liquidator, your letter of claim and all other correspondences
- Medical Expenses - Bills of health care providers in chronological order, from the most recent to the least recent
- Medical History - Income charts, doctors' notes, test results, medical prescriptions and medical reports
- Salary Verification - Letter from the employer and any other verification of your lost wages
- Witness information - Witness contact information and copies of your written statements, all organized in alphabetical order
- Photos - Photographs of your injuries and other relevant damages (do not forget to write information on the back of each photo detailing the date of the photo, who took it, and what it represents)
- Notes - Concise and dated notes on your communications with the parties involved, offers and counteroffers and other important details about the out-of-court settlement
In addition, you must keep a separate calendar and review it every day. Keep a record of all your medical appointments and attend them religiously. Also, mark appointments with the liquidator on the calendar as soon as they are scheduled. In this way you can hold the liquidator responsible for their commitments.