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Remembering your Case

We attorneys take certain things for granted in a lawsuit;  for example, we know there is a difference between the truth and the provable truth.  We also know that even the most simple case takes alot longer to resolve than most laypersons can imagine.  For this reason, it is critical that the aggrieved person maintain a log or journal which chronicles important issues, i.e., conversations which you had with the other party or witnesses to an occurrence;  dates/types of treatment and names of medical providers;  pain/discomfort and activities you either can not do or can only do on a limited basis;  days missed from work or schoo; other out-of-pocket expenses such as prescription medications, public transportation, etc.;  inability to sleep;  and the impact which an incident/injury has had on your emotional and mental well-being. 

It is not unusual for a trial to take place 3-5 years after an occurrence and the log/journal will be invaluable in helping you and your attorney reconstruct for the jury how the incident changed your life.

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