Types of Medical Evidence You Will Need for Your Personal Injury Case

When it comes to personal injury cases, the burden of proof lies with the plaintiff, or the person bringing the suit. Even if you end up settling out of court, you will need certain pieces of evidence to substantiate your claims in the case. Some of this evidence will be in the form of medical evidence. There are different types of medical evidence you will need, and some of the burden to gather this evidence will lie with you even if you hire an attorney to represent you. Here are some of the types of medical evidence you will need in your case.

Initial Examination and Diagnosis

You should visit a doctor, urgent care, or emergency room immediately after any accident, even if you don’t think that you have been injured. There are many latent or hard-to-detect injuries that will be revealed in a thorough examination. The earlier you have documentation of these injuries, the stronger your claim will be. You should get copies of your records from this initial examination and diagnosis. Continue reading “Types of Medical Evidence You Will Need for Your Personal Injury Case”

Why Medical Evidence Is Important to Personal Injury Cases

When you have a personal injury case, whether it is resulting from a car accident or other incident, there are a lot of pieces of evidence that you will need to back up your claims. You have the burden of proof to show that you sustained the injuries for which you are requesting compensation. In car accidents, this means that you must have evidence of the damages and injuries you sustained.

What Is Medical Evidence?

Medical evidence in personal injury cases often boils down to detailed medical records compiled and released by your medical providers. It can include records of any diagnosis and treatment that was a result of your accident. These records can contain information from the doctors you saw, both initially in the emergency room or urgent care as well as follow-up care, physical therapy treatment and notes, physical restrictions or limitations due to your injuries, and information from other health providers such as imaging experts or specialists. Continue reading “Why Medical Evidence Is Important to Personal Injury Cases”

What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do for You?

If you have recently been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you can and should hire a personal injury attorney to represent you. But why is it recommended to have an attorney? What exactly do they do for you? Here are just a few things they handle.

Gathering Evidence

Your personal injury lawyer will spend a lot of time and effort gathering evidence to back up your claims. They will be getting incident reports, police reports, medical records and bills, reports from your employer, and witness statements. Some of this information is easy to gather, while other information can take some time to complete.  Continue reading “What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do for You?”

What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

When you have a personal injury case, the last thing you want to worry about is how you will pay for your medical treatment and other costs relating to the injury. The stress of healing and treatment is more than enough for one to deal with. Having a good personal injury attorney to handle the insurance companies and entitled compensation will help you heal faster and without worry. Here’s what you need to look for in a personal injury attorney.

Free Consultation and Contingency

Most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation, but not all. A free consultation gives the attorney the chance to hear about your case and make a decision about whether or not they can or will represent you. A good personal injury lawyer who believes you have a case will also work on contingency, which means that you pay nothing until you get a settlement or judgment in your favor. Continue reading “What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney”

3 Pieces of Evidence You Should Have for Any Personal Injury Case

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.

Medical Records

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. Continue reading “3 Pieces of Evidence You Should Have for Any Personal Injury Case”