When you get hurt because of the fault of someone else, you may have a personal injury case to file. If the injury is sustained in a car accident or you fall because a public path was poorly lit, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Once fault has been established, you'll still have to prove the extent of your injuries. Hopefully, you filled out an accident report at the time of the injury and reported your accident to the proper authorities. If you didn't realize the extent of your injuries for a few days, you will still need to report your injuries when they are discovered.

Document All of Your Treatment

When you have a personal injury lawsuit, you can't simply state you are hurt. The extent of your injuries must be clear. This is done by making sure every kind of treatment you receive for your injuries is well documented. Keep all of your records in one place so that you can easily access them. After each appointment, talk to your provider about any recommendations they may have to help you improve your healing. 

Listen to Your Treatment Providers

If you are trying to prove that you have been injured, you also have to prove that you are complying with treatment. This means that you should not miss medical appointments and you should follow through and schedule with any specialists that you need. When your treatment team can show that you are actively engaged in treatment, it becomes easier to prove the extent of your injuries. 

Work Closely with an Attorney

A personal injury lawyer knows what it takes to win a personal injury case. Pay attention to what your lawyer has to say. Write down everything you can remember about the accident. Take pictures if you can. Gather any proof you can find, including talking to any witness that might have seen your accident. Make copies of any documents for your attorney and share details as you remember them. 

When it comes to proving your injuries in a personal injury lawsuit, it is vital to take keep careful records. When you take pictures of your injuries, you'll also want to take pictures or videos of any progress. Listen to your treatment team and ask questions. Be honest when symptoms persist and don't ignore symptoms simply because you are tired of going to treatment. It may take some time, but you can have a strong personal injury case if you get the treatment you need.