When you are injured in an accident, you need to prove that you were a victim of another individual or group’s negligence to receive monetary compensation for your economic damages. This is done by providing the court with admissible personal injury case evidence as well as the other party’s negligence or reckless behavior that caused your accident.
The body of evidence that can help you prove your need for financial compensation can include the following:
Not every case needs all of the above pieces of evidence. In fact, it is likely that you will not be able to provide all of the above. Focus on the pieces of evidence that best demonstrate your accident and your need for compensation and be sure to provide these as completely as possible.
At the scene of your accident, take any relevant photographs that you can. This can include the collision, your injuries, the environment in which the accident occurred, and the hazards present that caused the accident. Take down all witness’ contact information and ask them if they are willing to provide a testimony for your case.
Other types of evidence that can be necessary include the documentation of your medical treatment and its resulting bills. In some cases, it can be helpful to provide evidence from disinterested professionals. An example of this type of evidence is a digital reconstruction of the accident provided by an accident reconstruction specialist. These individuals specialize in virtually recreating accident conditions and environments to provide the court with an animated replay of your accident. By seeing how your accident actually happened, the court may be more likely to resolve your claim in your favor.
Here, it is also important to understand that certain actions you take in the aftermath of your accident may provide evidence in favor of the other party. For example, if you claim that you suffered a serious injury as a result of the accident, yet you post photos of you dancing or running on social media, these can be used to dispute your assertions. Other evidence, such as data from a fitness tracker, may also be introduced by the opposing party to decrease their liability and rob you from adequate compensation.
A successful personal injury claim requires a substantial body of evidence. As the claimant, it is your job to provide as much evidence for your claim as you can. Your attorney’s job is to locate and secure the pieces that you can not provide and craft them into a comprehensive personal injury claim. Call Ladah Law Firm, PLLC at 702-252-0055 to schedule your legal consultation with a member of our firm. During this consultation, we will determine the best way for you to proceed with your personal injury claim.