Proving Personal Injury
Unfortunately, it’s not enough to just say you were injured at a workplace, hospital, or in an accident. You have to be able to prove it as well. As soon as you’ve sustained an injury, start a file with important records and notes. Personal Injury Litigation depends on facts and evidence.
This is a checklist of things you should have to help prove your case:
- Police and Accident Reports
- Medical Records – rights, procedures, and denials.
- Receipts -including medications, alternate transportation, hotel stays, and equipment you need as a result of your injuries such as wheelchairs or crutches.
- Photos of the accident
- Medical bills
- Insurance policy
- Pay stubs
All of these things will paint an accurate picture of the cause of the accident and the toll it took on your well-being.
If You’ve Been Injured, You Need To Act Fast
The best thing you can do right away in the event of injury is to preserve any and all evidence you can find and keep it organized. Before a Personal Injury Litigation lawyer will represent you, they need to be able to determine there is a case based on the evidence you provide.
Be sure to get contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident. Your personal doctor may need to be a witness in your case. Keep a diary with notes about your experience. Write down new symptoms from your accident and interactions with the party at fault. Pictures are a great resource. If there are none from the accident, any other evidence you have is vital. The more details you can collect, the stronger your case will be.