If you have been injured by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury case or insurance claim. Regardless of the type of accident, you want to make sure that you have gathered some evidence to support your claims. Here are three pieces of evidence you should always be able to provide.
You will need to be able to provide your medical records relating to the incident. This includes your diagnosis and any treatment that was given. It should also include records of your treatment plan, including any long term physical therapy that may have been prescribed. The more information you can provide to prove the extent of your injuries and medical costs, the higher your compensation may be.
If your injuries required you to miss time from work to recover, you will need to be able to get records from your employer backing up your claims that you were unable to work. You should be able to get compensation for your lost wages if you can prove that you did not work during your recovery. You may need to combine employer records with medical records, such as written notice of your restrictions.
Proof of Negligence
In order to have a successful personal injury claim, you must be able to prove that the negligent party did not act in a reasonable manner to prevent the accident. You may need to gather some evidence from the other party, such as maintenance records or complaints. For auto accidents, you will need a copy of the police report with a determination of fault.
If you have been injured through someone else’s negligence and you aren’t sure how to prove your case, it is important to have a lawyer fighting on your side. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your free consultation.