Trying to remember all of the details after an accident is a no-win scenario.
We at Enjuris have created a post-accident journal for this very situation. Who can hold all their doctors’ appointments, medications, injury symptoms, and accident specifics in their head?
And even if you could, what do you think is more plausible – your verbal recount or a hard copy of notes taken over the duration of your recovery?
You would think that since car accidents are so common, these draft journals would be widely available online… but they aren’t. So, we wanted to give a shout-out to some great resources that we’ve found!
- Urquia Law – A Daily Diary: Your Secret Weapon after Your Car Accident or Personal Injury: This site presents information on what not to do, and also emphasizes the injured person’s responsibility. We don’t like to think that we have any responsibility – we were the ones injured! But we have to look out for our own interests and not take for granted that our attorney will handle everything.
- Nolo – Car Accident Diary Form: This is more of a checklist than a diary, which could serve the more visually-minded among us. It is straightforward, to the point, and helps to explain injury symptoms. This is a good resource for people who don’t know where to begin and need a nudge in the right direction.
- American Chronic Pain Association – online pain log and app: This requires a free membership to the website, but there are few places that understand pain better than the ACPA. If you need a place that has a solid network of people who are going through a similar experience, then this is a great pain log to use because it also has community reinforcement.
- American Cancer Society – pain diary: You might be thinking, “But I don’t have cancer!” It doesn’t matter. The pain diary is applicable regardless of where your pain originated. This one also comes with a handy pain scale.
- Hurt.com – Creating a Pain Diary: Not only does this website offer great advice, but its diary page gives you prompts for your writing. “Where are you experiencing the pain in your body?” “How long does the pain last?” These are questions that a medical professional would ask, so save valuable time at your doctors’ appointments.
- Enjuris’ post-accident journal for documenting pain, doctors’ appointments, daily restrictions, and much more.
Tell us – have you found a great post-accident resource that deserves to get the spotlight treatment? Let us know!