Personal injury claims are built on a foundation of identifying the negligence of another party. You won’t be able to recover compensation unless you can prove another party is responsible for your injuries. Documenting evidence from the scene of the incident, along with keeping the detail of the effects of your injury, will play an important role in your case. Our attorneys have compiled a list of the evidence you’ll need to support your potential claim. Contact our firm to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our associates. We’re prepared to fight for you and collect the evidence needed to support your case.
If you’ve ever been in an accident you know how confusing and stressful it can be in the moments immediately following an accident. Some people go into a state of shock and have a difficult time processing what just happened. If you’re able to, try to collect as much evidence as possible at the time of the accident. While you wait for the police to arrive, if it is safe to do so, take photos of the damage done to your car, the other vehicle, any skid marks on the road, debris, or other property damage caused by the accident.
When the police arrive, the officer will assess the information from you and the other driver to write the report. The accident report will contain the information of the other driver which you’ll need to file a claim.
Depending on the nature of the accident, it may take a few days for your injuries to become apparent or they may be immediate. In either case, your health is our main priority, so if you’re in pain please consult with a physician. The determining factor for personal injury case is how badly are you injured? Your medical records provide very detailed evidence about the injuries you’ve sustained, the treatments you’re receiving, and the impact on your life. Hospital discharge forms, doctors notes, and physical therapy evaluations will chronical your injuries. By requesting these records, you bring together the cause (the accident) and the effect (the damages sustained) into a complete picture for the insurance company.
Taking on these tasks is a big undertaking, especially when you’re recovering from an accident, possibly still working, and trying to go about your regular activities. If you’ve been in an accident that you believe was caused by another’s careless and negligent actions, consult with an attorney today. You may be entitled to compensation that will help you manage the effects of your injury, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will pursue your claim on contingency, which means you do not owe legal fees unless we recover compensation. Call and speak to one of our Intake Specialists today.