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Evidence to Support Your Personal Injury Claim

EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM

When pursuing a personal injury claim, you will need evidence to show that the other party was responsible for your accident and that you should be awarded compensation for the injuries and damages you have suffered.

Although the circumstances of every case are different, our trusted Los Angeles injury attorneys recommend that you begin gathering the following evidence following an accident. This information can help prove your claim and improve your chances for recovering compensation.

POLICE REPORTS

A police report will be filed for many accidents and injuries that occur in public spaces. This is especially true for car accidents. If you were injured in an accident, the responding law enforcement officer will complete an accident report. If your accident was in Los Angeles, you can obtain a report from the Los Angeles Police Department. 

MEDICAL RECORDS DOCUMENTING YOUR INJURY

Medical documents substantiate your injury and show the steps you have taken to heal. You should ask for copies of your medical records from any practitioner you saw due to your injury. This includes the emergency room, hospital, physical therapy or a specialist.

It may also be helpful to request your medical records from your primary care physician, which can provide a baseline to show how healthy you were before the accident.

Keep any medical bills and receipts that document any payments you have made.

DOCUMENTATION OF MISSED WORK AND LOST WAGES

If you have not been able to return to work because of your injury, you may be able to recover lost wages. Document the time periods you were off work and include a doctor’s note for that time.

Ask your employer to create a letter or document that lists your title, pay rate, how many hours you averaged each week, how many days you were off work and the total amount of lost pay.

If you have been in an accident contact Fair Cases Law Group for a free consultation. A free consultation means you can get a better idea of what your claim might be worth without any cost to you.

To learn more about how we can help as your attorney, please call us at (833) 324-7111 and request a free consultation.

TERMS OF YOUR INSURANCE POLICY

Most personal injury claims will begin by filing a claim with your insurance company. It is important to check with your insurers, both health and auto (if applicable), to determine what is covered.

Our personal injury attorneys can help you review and understand your insurance policy to develop a strategy for recovering the compensation you need.

RECORDS OF ALL COMMUNICATION

Insurance companies and the at-fault party will attempt to use everything they can against you to pay out as little as possible. For this reason, you should document all conversations you have with anyone regarding your claim. Most personal injury attorneys will tell victims to avoid giving a recorded statement. 

Written communication is the best way to do this. Save all emails and letters from insurers.

STATEMENTS FROM WITNESSES

Eye witness statements are important evidence that shows exactly what happened during the accident and in the moments leading up to it.

You should make sure to get the contact information for anyone who witnessed your accident. Our injury attorneys will interview them and obtain their statements about the accident.

PHOTOS OF PERSONAL INJURIES, DAMAGES AND THE ACCIDENT SCENE

Taking photos following your accident can provide visual evidence of the scene and the extent of your injuries. You should also photograph property damage to support itemized repair bills.

JOURNAL ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL INJURY

Depending on your injuries, it may be possible to recover compensation for pain and suffering. This is a type of personal injury compensation that attempts to make the victim whole again. However, it is difficult to quantify this type of injury.

The best way to show your pain and suffering and how your injuries affect your daily life is to keep a journal where you detail everything you are feeling and how your medical treatment is affecting you.

Don’t Make the Mistake That Could Cost You Thousands

Make sure you understand what is at stake before accepting the insurance company’s offer or sign away your rights in a settlement. The insurance company is a business, and they may not have your best interests at heart. With that said, you may end up making all kinds of mistakes on your own, for example:
  • Accidently admit fault for the accident
  • Assume your injuries are too minor to justify a claim
  • Forget you deserve compensation for lost pay and lost earning power
  • Neglect to include your future medical costs in your demand for compensation
  • Accept an inadequate settlement offer because you don’t realize what you deserve or you are too tired of fighting on your own

When you hire Fair Cases Law Group as your attorney, you can rest assured we can help you maximize your compensation.

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We will also help you see the right doctors, repair or replace your vehicle, gather documentation for your injuries and losses, and arrive at a full and fair figure for compensation.

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If you were injured in an accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can go to work for you, helping you navigate this difficult process and pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries.

Request a free, no obligation consultation today and learn what legal options may be available in your situation. We charge no upfront fees and payment is only due if we recover compensation for you. Call (833) 324-7111. 

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