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Record Keeping In Your Case

If you were involved in an accident, the details you remember or record will be critical as we work to recover maximum compensation for your injuries.

Contact us at the Houck Law Firm.  We can help you understand what to do next. Keep detailed records and be sure to record the following:

  • Lost work time and wages
  • Other expenses resulting from your injuries, i.e., transportation, home care, etc
  • Pain and suffering
  • Your physical limitations

It is important to make your entries on an ongoing basis. A summary at the end of each month will not be as helpful to us. Copies of checks and receipts of payment, as well as the above records, will be very helpful when the insurance company or an attorney asks you to recall your pain, physical disabilities, and any out-of-pocket expenses including medication.

You May Be Watched And Photographed

When a claim is filed by an injured person, insurance companies routinely conduct a detailed investigation of the injured person’s background. It is not uncommon for an insurance company investigator to park his surveillance van near your house and videotape your activities.

These investigators work very hard to obtain videotapes of claimants lifting heavy groceries or engaging in strenuous physical activity. However, these same surveillance tapes have been useful to corroborate our client’s limitations, including the use of canes, crutches, etc. Just be aware that you may be videotaped at any given time.


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