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.
What Does Medical Evidence Do?
Medical evidence tells the story of what you have gone through since your accident and as a result of it. Medical evidence should be complete enough to show every stage of recovery that you have gone through and will go through before the end of your treatment. If you are going to require ongoing treatment past the date of your settlement or trial, you must have evidence of this, as well. Sometimes medical evidence in these situations includes expert testimony from your doctors and providers.
Why Is It Important?
The judge can’t just take your word for it that you were injured and that it is affecting your life. You have to have evidence of this to get compensation. Insurance companies also will not pay a settlement unless you can prove your injuries and the resulting bills from it. Medical evidence is just one of the things that proves your case.
If you have been injured and require representation to help you establish medical evidence of your case, contact us today for more information or to schedule your consultation.