What evidence is needed to build a strong personal injury case?
The first few days immediately following an accident are often the most important for finding and preserving evidence of what happened — and for documenting your injuries. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help from the start by identifying, gathering and preserving evidence necessary to support your case.
Evidence and the burden of proof.
The burden of proof in a personal injury case lies with the person seeking damages. This means that the injured party, or plaintiff, is required to prove that the other party was at fault in causing the accident and that the plaintiff suffered injury and damages as a result.
In order to meet the burden of proof your lawyer will need to substantiate your claims with evidence that supports your version of events and establishes your injuries and damages. Evidence will also allow your lawyer to assign financial value to your claim.
Types of evidence.
Below we’ve created a general list of types of evidence that may be used in support of a personal injury claim.
If you were injured in an accident and believe you have a claim for compensation, the lawyers at McDonald Law Firm have experience negotiating and litigating personal injury cases and will be able to help you identify and gather the specific evidence needed to support your claim.