Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
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Seattle Accident Attorneys Recommend that You Document Emotional & Financial Loss

Posted Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by Chris Thayer

In order to assist clients with trial preparation, Seattle accident attorneys may recommend that you keep a journal that details your emotions and feelings while you are recovering from your accident. They may provide you with the following tips:

Avoid Negativity

While you will certainly experience bad days and may have negative feelings, accident attorneys Seattle may recommend that you avoid taking a consistently negative attitude. Additionally, avoid making phrases that are conclusive, such as “never” and “can’t.” Instead, focus on providing more accurate descriptions, such as stating that you have limited ability or that you have difficulty sleeping. Also, try to have a more positive attitude in the journal. Accident attorneys in Seattle may recommend that you focus on how you are attempting to overcome the pain or cope with it. Include examples that showcase your attempts and your hopes for the future.

Document Financial Losses

Seattle accident attorneys also recommend that you document financial losses. This includes any actual loss of income and the loss of earning capacity. Keep your payroll stubs, W-2 forms and other important tax information. You may need to provide your attorney with authorization forms to gather documents if you do not have them in your possession. Keep an accurate list of days that you missed work because of seeking treatment or the pain making it impossible for you to perform your job. Include this information in your journal.

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For more information on what you should include in your journal, contact Chris Thayer at (206) 340-2008.