A successful claim for car accident compensation is largely based on the evidence credibility. It is this evidence that can help to substantiate a plaintiff’s burden of proof.
The more documentation that a plaintiff has on his or her side to prove that the defendant’s negligence was the primary cause of the accident that led to severe injuries, the more likely he or she is to obtain favorable settlement or a positive outcome in court. To gather this evidence, you need to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later.
Your plaintiff’s attorney needs to study the scene of the accident, review police reports, take a look at your medical records to verify the conditions and talk to witnesses. When a plaintiff has been injured, an experienced attorney might also work directly with a doctor and any independent physicians to get appropriate evidence and to document all medical treatments.
There are five primary forms of evidence that can help a victim to obtain car accident compensation. These include:
- Evidence left at the scene of the accident.
- Physical injuries and medical records.
- The damages done to the vehicle.
- Expert witnesses.
- Other pieces of evidence such as car accident interrogatories.
All of this information, working together, can help to prepare a successful car accident injury claim.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines