Every personal injury case is different. The one thing that all personal injury cases have in common is that the legal standards remain the same. In a personal injury case, the goal is to determine whether the defendant was at fault and if the defendant’s inaction or action were the cause for your injury. If you can prove both of these things, you may receive compensation for the expenses and losses you have endured.
In order to prove a defendant is at fault for your personal injuries, there are several steps that you will need to take in order to get as much proof as possible.
Obtaining Proof for your Personal Injury Case
In order to win your personal injury lawsuit, you will need to establish that the defendant was at fault for your injuries. The first step in doing this is to document everything that happened before, during, and after your accident. You should write everything down as it is happening so that you do not forget the details that could be crucial to your case.
Some of the things that you should document about the incident include the time of day it occurred, the weather at the time, people who were present when you suffered your injury, and how the person who caused the injury acted after the incident. Did the person offer to pay your medical bills? Did they apologize or admit they were at fault? All of these things are relevant to your case.
If you are able to move after the injury occurs, look for people who may have witnessed the incident. Ask the witnesses if they are willing to make a statement about the accident. Make sure to write down their statements and get the contact information from each of the witnesses. Witnesses to the incident are critical when you are trying to establish your case.
Take photos of the scene of the accident. It is a good idea to get photographs as soon as possible. If you have fallen in a dangerous area, make sure to get a photograph of the area before the property owner has a chance to fix it. If you cannot go to the scene of the accident, have a friend or family member photograph the area for you.
It is also important to obtain photographs of your injuries. A personal injury lawsuit can take time, which means your injuries will likely not look the same as they did when they occurred. Getting photos of the injuries right after the incident provides evidence your lawyer can use during your case.
You should see a doctor right away, even if the injuries that you sustained are not severe. Make sure that you follow the treatment plan provided by your doctor. You do not want to do anything that could make the injuries worse, as the defendant may use this against you.
If you have sustained an injury in an accident of any type, Montero Law Center is here to help. Contact us today at (954) 767-6500 to get started with your free phone consultation.