If you\u2019ve been in an automobile crash or suffered a serious injury at work, through a slip and fall or other type of accident you may wish you could just forget the whole thing. However, a detailed record of your accident and subsequent treatment and recovery can be invaluable if you are pursuing legal redress for the event.In many instances, these types of cases can take a long time to resolve and over time it can be difficult to remember all the doctor\u2019s appointments, diagnostic testing, treatments, etc. that you received and their effectiveness, as well as all the other ways the incident has impacted your life. Keeping a detailed journal will mean all that information is available at your fingertips when needed. In the long run, it can also help reduce anxiety by giving you an outlet to express your feelings and track your own progress.Below are some tips on what to track:Format\u2014you can keep your records in a written notebook or on your computer\u2014whatever you are more likely to use. It\u2019s a good idea, however, to have a notebook with folders or a separate file folder to keep hard copies of forms, test results, receipts, etc.Nuts and Bolts\u2014the journal should start with the date of the accident and the injuries you sustained. Include all medical professionals\u2019 names, addresses, and contact information. List appointments, tests, and treatments by date. Also, include all medications that you have taken for your condition.Symptoms: Physical, Emotional, and Psychological\u2014also helpful are symptoms you experience (include when, intensity, and if and how they changed) along with your worries, concerns, and emotional state throughout the process of your recovery.Financial Documentation\u2014save all receipts connected with your injury and treatment (including parking fees, tolls, etc. connected with your hospital stay or appointments) along with medical statements and bills. If your injury has caused you to miss work or lose wages, detailed information on amounts and the length of time you were impacted are also crucial.For more specific details of what you need to retain for your case, ask your attorney for input on the information you may need to successfully pursue the compensation you are entitled to.Do you need an injury lawyer for a Personal Injury Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Trip and Fall Accident, Slip and Fall Accident, Product Liability, Dog Bite, or Insurance Claim? THE702FIRM specializes in Personal Injury claims. Our Lawyers will fight for you until we have achieved the settlement you deserve.We understand that an injury accident can be one of the most unexpected things in your life. We realize that there are many personal and legal challenges you\u2019re facing, which is why we offer our attorneys to come to you. One of our main goals as Injury Lawyers is to make the process after your injury accident as easy for you as possible.