The Importance of Documenting Evidence After an AccidentTampa Bay Legal News
Injury accidents can be traumatic and cause physical and emotional harm. They can also lead to destroyed personal property. Managing all of the losses that can result from an accident can be a lot to handle and expensive too. If you were injured in an accident that another negligent individual or entity caused, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help you pay for all of the damages that you sustained.
Personal injury claims can be filed after several types of injury events like car accidents, slip, and fall accidents, or medical malpractice. It is only fair that you are not burdened with the costs that come after a personal injury event when you did not cause the accident. Filing a personal injury claim can help you secure compensation for your losses. Considering that the average car accident injury claim can be as high as $10,000 and a catastrophic injury event could be substantially more, you should not have to worry about where you are going to get the money to pay for everything. Instead, you should have your claim properly valued by an attorney and then, through the claims process, work to obtain a full settlement.
In Florida, the Tampa personal injury attorneys at Fulgencio Law can help you file your claim.
Details and Documentation Matter in a Personal Injury Claim
When you file a claim, you must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the other party’s misconduct caused your accident and your resulting injuries. Essentially, you have to show that there is a good likelihood that the individual or entity that you filed your claim against was negligent and their actions are directly related to your losses and injuries.
It can be very difficult to win a claim when there is little supporting evidence and documentation. That is why it is critical that after an injury event, you gather as much information as you can and you document everything. Some examples of effective and persuasive documentation that you can collect include:
- Testimony and statements from witnesses who saw the accident.
- Medical bills from treatment and frequency of medical appointments establish the extent of injuries and related care.
- If a police report from the accident exists, then obtaining a copy can provide valuable information about everyone who was involved and provide supporting details of the accident scene.
- You can and should take photos of the accident scene, the conditions at the time the accident took place, and your injuries.
- It can be helpful to write in a journal about how the accident happened, what the outcome was, and then on a regular and ongoing basis, how you are feeling and how your recovery is going.
Speak to an Attorney at Fulgencio Law Today
Any personal injury claim has to have enough evidence and documentation to be successful and render a victim the most compensation. Documenting evidence after an accident is a vital part of the personal injury claims process for victims.
To have your claim evaluated and for more information on the essential elements of a successful personal injury claim, please call a personal injury attorney at Fulgencio Law today at (813) 463-0123. You are welcome to schedule a free, initial consultation.