Document Your Pain and Suffering after an Accident

In the aftermath of an automobile accident, or some other type of incident that causes you to be injured, you likely find yourself dealing with pain and associated types of suffering and limitations. If you intend to pursue a claim for compensation or damages, including possibly filing a lawsuit, your personal pain and suffering will represent a major component of that claim or lawsuit.

The reality is that pain and suffering sometimes becomes a factor in a claim or lawsuit that is challenging to prove and demonstrate. For this reason, it is important that you take all available steps to document the pain you suffer or experience in the aftermath of an injury caused by another person’s negligence.

One relatively simple step that you can take to document your pain and suffering is keeping a journal. The process of keeping a journal to track your pain and suffering need not be a complicated or even time consuming experience.

On a daily basis, record specific instances of pain that you experienced, pain caused by or arising from the injury you sustained as a result of the negligence of someone else. For example, if you experience neck pain on a particular day, pain arising from an automobile accident, record that in your journal. Note the time of day you experienced the pain and the amount of time it lasted.

As part of your journal keeping process, develop a scale through which you can measure the level of pain you experience. For example, develop a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 representing slight pain and 10 representing extreme pain.

You very well may experience persistent, unabated pain as a result of your injuries. Make note of this in a consistent basis in your pain tracking journal as well.

Another strategy to employ in protecting your interests after being injured because of the negligence of someone else is engaging the professional services of a qualified attorney or law firm. The lawyers at Harding & Associates have the experience and tenacity you must have in order to ensure that your interests fully are protected following an accident and injury. Contact Harding & Associates at 303-762-9500 or 800-878-7888, or email us at, to schedule an appointment.