Tips on Building Evidence for a Personal Injury Case

Tips on Building Evidence for a Personal Injury Case

Tips on Building Evidence for a Personal Injury Case

If you’ve been in an accident, and it’s not your fault, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the person responsible. But before you can do that, you’ll need to collect evidence to back up your case. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most important evidence for a personal injury case. Remember, if you have any questions about collecting evidence or building your case, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd. right away.

Evidence From the Scene of Accident

It’s important to gather as much evidence as possible from the scene of your accident. This includes photos of the scene, including property damage and injuries sustained. You should also get contact information from any witnesses who saw what happened. Make sure to include their names, phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses in case they need to testify later on. If there is surveillance footage available at the scene of the accident (from a nearby store or traffic camera), make sure to obtain copies of that too.

Witnesses For Testimony

Witnesses are essential when it comes to proving liability in an accident caused by another person. Their testimony can help determine how fast each vehicle was going at the time of impact and which driver had the right-of-way or failed to yield properly. When looking for witnesses, try asking those around you who were present at the time of impact or soon after it occurred.

Photos and Videos

Photos and videos are necessary when making a personal injury claim because they provide proof that something did indeed happen. They are visual evidence that cannot be denied. Photos and videos should capture both visible property damage and physical injuries sustained by victims in order for them to be admissible in court.   Additionally, if medical treatment was sought after the accident, make sure to keep records of all appointments attended with medical professionals along with any bills incurred during those visits.

Medical Examinations

A medical examination conducted by an impartial doctor can provide valuable information about your physical condition after an accident occurred. Doctors can verify whether previous injuries exist prior to an incident taking place, or whether current injuries were actually caused by the said incident itself. This information is essential when filing a personal injury claim against another party because it will help strengthen your case.

Lost Wages

Last but certainly not least are lost wages due to missed work due to physical discomfort or disabilities related directly resulting from your personal injury incident. This can include short-term disability payments received while out on leave as well as long-term disability payments received over extended periods like months or even years, depending upon the severity of your injuries.

Gather all evidence carefully when building a personal injury case. Documentation from emergency services (police reports), photos/videos from the scene, and witnesses’ testimonies are vital pieces for success in court proceedings. Also consider documenting lost wages and medical examinations so that all bases are covered when prosecuting negligent parties responsible for their wrongdoings. Building a solid case takes time and effort, so be patient & seek legal assistance whenever necessary with the experienced Chicago personal injury attorneys at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd.

If you have been injured in a personal injury or work-related accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 332-5400

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