Keeping track of special damages and expenses
Your personal injury lawyers will need to verify and substantiate all damages you incur as a result of the accident. The best way to do this is for you to keep a record or ledger of your expenses.
To help you in this process, here is a form you can use to keep an account of special damages and expenses. The various sections of the form include divisions for itemizing damages such as wage loss, property damage, transportation, medical, housekeeping, and miscellaneous expenses. Each division is further broken down into subsections to help you keep more accurate records.
Each time you incur an expense related to the accident, you can record it on the form under the appropriate section and keep any receipts for payment.
It should take only a few minutes to record each expense item as it is incurred but those few minutes can make the difference between a recoverable item of damage and one that is not allowed.