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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Documenting Damages

When you’ve been injured in any way, you need to track what the injury is and what it has cost you. This is called documenting your damages. Documenting your damages is an important part of proving that you have a case. Not only does your documentation show that you have suffered a loss that can be remedied by the court, but it will help provide the evidence that’s needed to prove the loss and the amount of damages.
Make sure you take the following actions:
• Keep all the receipts relating to the injury, and make copies of them.
• Take pictures of your injuries or of the damaged items.
• Keep a phone log of any calls you make to get the damage repaired.
• Keep copies of all e-mails sent and received in repairing the damage. ...

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