Every state has laws on the books that address what happens if a person is injured in an accident due to another party’s negligent or reckless actions. While each law has its own unique factors, generally, the victim can pursue a personal injury claim and/or lawsuit to recover financial compensation for the losses their injuries have caused. These types of actions are legal ones and it is important for a victim pursuing damages to understand the process in order to obtain the best possible outcome based on the circumstances of their case. Although not legally required, having a personal injury lawyer advocating and representing you significantly ups the odds that these legal actions will be more successful.
The following is a brief overview of some of the steps you can take to help your lawyer in reaching that positive result.
There are many documents and records that a personal injury lawyer may use in order to prove the other party’s fault and liability. Saving these documents and giving them to your lawyer will help your case move faster since your lawyer will not have to chase these records down.
All medical reports from any medical treatments you receive should be saved. This also includes any prescriptions, diagnostic testing results, physical therapy appointments, medical devices and/or equipment receipts, and more. All of this information can be used to prove the extent of your injuries.
If there was a police report – such as in a car accident – your attorney can also use this to help prove the liability of the at-fault party, especially if there were criminal charges or some other infractions cited against them on the report.
There may be other types of evidence that you can gather that will be helpful for your lawyer to prove your case. Some of the more common include:
- Statements from any witnesses to the accident
- Photos of your injuries throughout the healing process that will show the extent of the injury and how long recovery takes
- Surveillance videos from any residences or businesses in the general vicinity of the accident that may reveal the accident occurring
If you are unable to obtain any of this evidence, do not worry. Your personal injury lawyer will have the means to do this for you.
Call a Personal Injury Law Firm Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident – car, truck, pedestrian, slip and fall accidents, premises liability, or more – you may be able to pursue a claim for your medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and more. Do not try to go through this process alone. Call an experienced attorney, like an Atlanta, GA personal injury lawyer from Council & Associates, LLC.