Good Evidence to Include in Your Personal Injury Claim
If you’ve been injured, you may be thinking about filing a personal injury claim, but what evidence do you need to submit to make the best possible claim? This is a common concern people have when they’ve been injured. That’s where a lawyer can step in.
If you’re struggling to get the evidence you need for a personal injury lawsuit, read on to learn more about the types of evidence you may gather and how a lawyer can help you use that evidence in your case.
Physical evidence can help you prove you were involved in an accident and were at the scene. Photos and video footage, for example, can be used to prove you were injured in an accident and the injuries were significant enough to call for compensation. The photos you take should show:
- Your injuries and any property damage
- The location, including crosswalks, signs, and other identifying information
- The conditions at the time of your accident, for example, whether there was snow on the road if you were in a car crash
When you’re hurt in an accident, proving you were hurt at all is a key part of your recovery. If you’re unable to prove your injuries are connected to your accident, the compensation for your damages may be reduced or dismissed completely.
Medical records can help you prove you were injured in your accident. These records show a complete timeline of your care and recovery, which can be vital when proving your claim for a lawsuit.
A witness can be anyone who saw your accident or the injuries you sustained. This may include friends, family members, and strangers. Witnesses can also include people who saw the accident happen on traffic cameras or those who saw you immediately after it occurred, such as store employees after a slip-and-fall.
In a personal injury case, it’s essential that you identify every single eyewitness to ensure that all possible information about what happened is brought forward in court.
Expert testimony is the opinion of an expert in a particular field for your claim. Expert testimony can be used to support your case by providing an opinion on the cause of the accident or other information. This often includes details about your injuries or loss.
Expert witnesses are commonly used by attorneys to help them win personal injury cases, but they are not always necessary for success. There are some situations where expert testimony may not be needed for your lawsuit, but it will almost always strengthen your chances of winning if you have one available to you.
Discuss the Facts of Your Claim With an Attorney
Remember that the facts should be your focus in any personal injury claim. Don’t get distracted by the amount of time or money it will take to gather evidence or how difficult it is to find witnesses, experts, or even medical records.
The most important thing is to get all the pieces together quickly so you and your lawyer can make informed decisions. If you need help with a claim or want to know what evidence to include, contact Crowell Law Offices online or give us a call at 916-303-2800.