The mental and emotional effects of dealing with the aftermath of a life-threatening injury can be devastating. Many accident victims have to deal with debilitating agony while holding out hope for a better tomorrow. You may be wondering if you may get compensated for the pain and suffering you’ve been through after a slip and fall. The answer is yes without a doubt. But it can be a complex task to show how widespread these “invisible wounds” really are.
While external evidence such as repair expenses, bills, and receipts can be documented, internal suffering cannot. In light of this, your mission is to amass proof that can shed light on the difficulties you’ve faced since the accident.
Let’s take a look at a few different kinds of proof that can help you make a case for non-economic losses:
Keeping a personal injury notebook, or post-accident diary, can be a helpful way to document your life in the wake of a traumatic event. Your journal entries can include information about your medical appointments, specialist consultations, drug side effects, and the extent to which you are able to function due to your disease.
Your journal entries could be used as evidence by your lawyer to show how your injuries have affected your life. An extensive description of how and why your disease prevents you from returning to your old lifestyle can effectively depict your suffering, as in the case of a neck injury that has kept you from enjoying your hobbies or engaging in physical activities.
Psychiatric Reports: Traumatic events can cause sufferers serious mental health problems such as sadness, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. You should consider getting a psychiatric evaluation if you feel like the accident has seriously affected your mental health. You can use any relevant documentation to support your claim for non-monetary losses.
Family, friends, and coworkers who have witnessed changes in your mood and behavior since the accident can testify on your behalf as witnesses. The extent of your pain may also be illuminated by testimony from experts. A neurologist, for instance, may help shed light on the difficulties you’re encountering if you’ve just had a traumatic brain injury.