To pursue a personal injury claim, the burden of proof lies with the accident victim. The victim must have supportive evidence showing that negligence played a role and how it resulted in his or her injury.
Our legal team at Greg Monforton & Partners is ready to conduct an investigation and gather evidence to help connect your injury to the accident, if you have a valid case.
Evidence to Help Prove an Injury
There are several types of evidence that could help you establish this connection. This includes:
- Police report – After an accident, it is important to call 9-1-1 so that a responding officer can file a police report. A police report will provide valuable information, such as the identity of the other party involved and who may be at fault. Be sure to also obtain a copy of the report.
- Pictures or video – If you are physically capable, take pictures and /or video footage on your cellphone of the accident scene, any visible injuries, property damage, and anything else deemed relevant. Take different angles to help show how the accident may have happened.
- Witness statements – Get names and contact details from anyone who may have seen the incident. Witness statements can be a powerful piece of evidence to help build a strong case.
Additional evidence we suggest gathering to help obtain fair compensation for your claim includes:
- Gathering paperwork – Keep copies of your paperwork, such as car repair receipts, letters from insurers, or pay stubs showing loss of income from being unable to work due to the injury.
- Obtaining medical records – Our lawyers are prepared to reach out to your medical provider on your behalf to request your medical records. These records will show the extent and severity of your injury, any medical treatments provided and your anticipated recovery time.
- Taking notes – Be sure to also write down everything that you remember about the accident because memories can fade over time. Keep notes of your level of pain and suffering on a daily basis and how your injury prevents you from doing activities or hobbies you once enjoyed.
Why Medical Care is Important After an Accident
Getting medical care as soon as possible after an accident is essential not only for your well-being, but it could also help protect your potential claim. A doctor will be able to assess your injuries and offer a treatment plan for recovery. By getting medical tests done, this can help establish the connection between the accident and your injury and would be harder for an insurer to dispute.
Reach Out to Our Lawyers for Legal Help
If you need help filing an injury claim, we encourage that you reach out an experienced Windsor personal injury lawyer from our firm today. You may be eligible to pursue compensation to help cover costs associated with your medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering, among other damages.
Schedule a free legal consultation with a member of our legal team. Call (866) 320-4770.