Insurance companies will look for any opportunity to get out of paying on a personal injury claim. Strong, credible evidence to support your claim will help prevent them from doing so. If you are injured in a car accident, you can begin gathering evidence to support your claim right away. While it may be the last thing on your mind, remember how important it can be to the success of any claim you may wish to bring in order to recover compensation for your injuries and other losses you may have sustained in an accident caused by someone else. Here, we will take a look at the types of evidence relevant in a car accident claim and why it can be relevant.
What Types of Evidence is Relevant in a Car Accident Claim?
In order to bring a successful personal injury claim, you are likely to bring an action under a theory of negligence. Under the legal theory of negligence, another party failed to act with reasonable care, you were injured as a result, and that means they should be on the hook for compensating you for your losses. To prove negligence in a car accident claim, however, you need to be able to prove that the other driver was at fault in causing the accident because he or she failed to exercise due care.
There are a number of different types of evidence that could go towards supporting the assertion that another driver failed to exercise due care on the road, leading to an accident. The accident report may show this. Citations issued at the scene may show this. Witness testimony from those that saw the accident can support such an assertion. There are also expert witnesses specializing in accident reconstruction that can help show this.
You will also need to prove that you sustained injuries as a result of involvement in the accident. This means you will not only need to show that you were injured, but the injuries were caused directly by the accident. Most evidence that will work to support your injury claim will be your medical records. For more details regarding your condition after the accident and what treatment you needed to receive, your treating physicians may need to testify or provide a statement.
Should you also be seeking pain and suffering damages, there are other types of evidence that may be necessary to provide support to your claim. For instance, it may be a good idea to have friends, family, and co-workers, among others, testify as to how the accident has changed you and your everyday life. You may also have testimony from a mental health professional, such as a counselor or therapist.
Personal Injury Attorney
Attorney Michael LoGiudice knows what evidence you will need to support your claim and he is here to help present the strongest case possible. You deserve full and fair monetary compensation for the harm you have suffered in an accident. Attorney LoGiudice is here to help make that happen. Contact us today.