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When I started getting into trouble I became pretty acclimated to legal procedures. Calling my attorney and working out bail was just another way to spend a Saturday night. Unfortunately, the stiffer the charges, the more difficult it was to talk my way out of a bad situation. After so many charges, I found myself slapped with a long jail sentence, and I realized that I wanted to turn things around. Fortunately, my lawyer was able to walk me through yet another process, so that I could make the right changes. My blog discusses how to emotionally cope with legal issues so that you can start living a good life.



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Claiming Physical Pain And Suffering With Your Personal Injury Claim? Here's How You Can Help Prove It

by Lillian Wheeler

Physical injuries are easy enough to see and document that they don't take much work to prove in court when you are in the middle of a personal injury claim. However, when you are suffering from ongoing pain and suffering related to your accident or injuries, this is not something that a judge or jury can easily see. The fact is, if you are claiming physical pain and suffering as part of your personal injury claim, you have to do what you can to ensure this part of your injury is documented. Take a look at three ways you can help prove that you are dealing with a level of pain and suffering that stems from your injury.

Don't be shy about reporting your pain and suffering during doctor visits.

If there is one thing you need to do in order to get your pain and suffering proven in a concrete form, it is to talk openly with your doctor about all you are experiencing. Patients tend to downplay their pain and suffering when visiting a doctor or not bring it up enough that the doctor really pays attention. Make sure you talk openly about any ongoing pain and how it is changing your daily life so they will document what you report in your medical records.

Ask for medication when it is needed.

Being prescribed medication to help you cope with pain and suffering is one way you can show proof that you were indeed in pain. Doctors will not give medication unless they have reason to believe that you are in pain and your symptoms prove it, so don't be afraid to let the doctor you need something to help you manage the pain you are experiencing. If mental anguish and anxiety are now a problem, it is best to also bring this up because there are medicinal options that can help. 

Keep a doctor a part of your recovery. 

If you are struggling with dealing with your pain from your injury and there are no follow up appointments with your doctor, consider making appointments so you can discuss what is going on. Pain and suffering is often hard to measure because there is no proving court of how long the situation lasted a claimant who was injured. Many people who are severely injured deal with pain for the long term during their recovery, but going ahead and making an appointment will prove in court that the situation was bad enough that you went back to the doctor for assistance. 

For more information, you will want to talk with a company such as Walsh Fewkes Sterba.