When we slip and fall, get in a car accident, or injured by a defective product, usually the first thing on our minds is calling 911 or contacting our insurance, not collecting evidence from the scene of our accident.
Sharing relevant information and physical evidence during your personal injury claim is very important if you want to receive the compensation you deserve, but the quality and quantity of the evidence you provide might be the difference between an average settlement, and a substantial one. It is important for your evidence to clearly present the actions or negligence of the person responsible for your injuries.
Physical evidence is very persuasive and shows details of your accident. Some examples include:
- Medical, public and driving records
- Statements from witnesses
- Photographs with stamped time and date
- Torn or bloodied clothing items
- Police and incident reports
- Your personal written narrative of the events
Here’s how to effectively gather evidence:
The best time to collect evidence from your accident is immediately after it occurs because it is still fresh and easily accessible; collecting evidence after the incident can be very difficult.
Photos paint vivid pictures of your accident, and it is important to photograph your injuries with a stamped date and time immediately after the incident, and for several days later as swelling and bruising might take time to show up.
Here are some photos to include as you compile evidence for your case:
- Injuries, such as abrasions and lacerations
- Damaged, bloodied or torn clothing
- The scene of the accident and the surrounding area
- The cause of your injuries
Parvey & Cavenago specialize in personal injury claims, and will work with you to support your evidence with strong arguments. Recovering from an accident can be frustrating and costly, but we can help. Contact Parvey & Cavenago to fight for your compensation.