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06/05/2018

How to prove your case – gathering evidence

Written by Emily

Proving your injury claim

Injury lawsuits require you to prove your claims. Even though you have the constitutional right to be compensated for your injuries when you’ve been hurt due to a person or company’s negligence, you still have to prove up your case. But knowing what evidence is necessary, what can be included in your claim, and how your evidence needs to be proved to the court can get complicated and confusing.

That’s why we recommend you consult an experienced and Board Certified personal injury lawyer about your case right away. When you consult with our team of experienced trial attorneys, you are given a clear idea of what options are available to you and what happens next. From the very first meeting, you’ll be able to make informed decisions about your case.

Getting hurt puts you at a disadvantage with the insurance company, with your ability to provide for yourself and your family, and with your long-term life goals. Our job is to help you get the best result possible in the shortest amount of time. We put our experience, resources, and track record to work to prove your injury claim.

3 signs you need professional help gathering evidence to support your injury claim

We know what is required to prove your case, and we know how to present that evidence to the court so it’s able to be shown to a jury if your case goes to trial. These three signs will help you determine if it’s time to consult with a professional injury lawyer about your case:

  1. You have paperwork, medical bills, and medical records, but don’t know what you’re supposed to submit to prove your claim.
  2. You’ve been unable to work and are being told you won’t be able to return to work for a while but don’t know how to prove that claim.
  3. Your quality of life has decreased because of your physical, emotional, and psychological injuries.

What evidence needs to be collected to prove your case

When you file an injury claim, one of the most important steps in the process is the evidence-gathering process. In injury lawsuit terms, this phase is called “discovery.” In this phase, we collect all the evidence in your case. These include:

  • Witness statements
  • Incident reports (work injury reports or police reports if they apply)
  • Medical records
  • Pay stubs and tax returns to prove your lost wages
  • Reports from experts proving your future lost wage claims and your future medical claims
  • Depositions from the people who are responsible for your injuries, witnesses, and experts to get their testimonies on the record.

Depending on your case, we many need to collect more evidence than what’s listed. Or we may be able to prove your case with only some of the evidence listed. That’s why proving your injury can become so complicated. Without the help of a lawyer experienced in winning cases like yours, you can get stuck or lost trying to prove your case.

Also, every claim you make will be attacked and countered by the other side. So it is crucial your claims aren’t just proved up correctly – they have to withstand the other side’s attacks. That’s another reason for having a lawyer on your side. We have the experience to make sure everything is done properly and to defend your claims in court. We know the procedures, the intricacies of the law, and the work it takes to win your case.

If you have been hurt by another person or by a company’s negligence, don’t wait until it’s too late to get the compensation you deserve. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to prove your case. So call us today at 877-724-7800 to get started.

Emily Corwin

06/05/2018

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