What Types Of Evidence Do You Need To Win A Personal Injury Case?
If you were involved in a car accident, were bit by someone else's dog, or slipped and fell on someone else's property and sustained an injury, you may be able to file a personal injury case. However, in order to win that case, you need evidence. One of the ways that a personal injury lawyer can help you with a personal injury case is by helping to collect the evidence that you need to prove and win your case. Here are some of the types of evidence that you may need in order to win a personal injury case.
Evidence of an Injury
One of the first things that you need in order to file and win a personal injury case is evidence that you were injured. A personal injury case is designed to compensate you for injuries that you sustained. If you were not injured, you do not have a compensable case. A personal injury lawyer can work to show that you were injured in a number of different ways. That can help you obtain the medical documentation you need, help photograph the injuries, and may advise you to keep a diary or journal listing all of the symptoms associated with the injuries you sustained in the accident.
Evidence That Shows Who Was at Fault
Another important type of evidence that you need in order to win a personal injury case is evidence that shows who was at fault for the accident. If you were solely at fault for the accident that left you injured, you do not have a personal injury case. Someone else must have a partial or full fault, either through their negligence or actions, for the accident. A personal injury lawyer can obtain evidence that shows a fault in many different ways, including subpoenaing camera footage, talking to witnesses, or even hiring accident recreationists.
Proof of Damages
Lastly, in order to win a personal injury case, proof of the damages that you sustained. This may include medical bills and lost wages. A personal injury lawyer can work with you to obtain proof of the damages you sustained as a result of the injuries you suffered in an accident.
If you were injured and feel that someone else may be responsible for your injuries, you may have a personal injury case. A personal injury lawyer can help you determine if you have a compensable case and help collect evidence to help you win that case.
To learn more, contact a company like Siben & Siben LLP.