Learn How the Right Evidence Can Protect You & Your Personal Injury Claim
Anyone looking to get fair compensation for losses incurred because of an employer of another person needs to understand how to protect themselves and their claim. Insurance companies and defendants in negligence claims often fight back against a plaintiffs’ claims usually because they want to avoid paying for your losses if they can, or at least minimize them.
Additionally, many people do not want to accept responsibility for their negligent behavior or recklessness. This means that for you to recover the damages in a personal injury claim that are sufficient to “make you whole” you must obtain evidence of both your injuries and the defendant’s bad actions. Personal testimony about what happened to you and how it impacted you can be important evidence, but you always need other things to corroborate or confirm your testimony. Neither jurys nor insurance adjusters accept an injured person’s testimony at face value. To ensure your evidence is corroborated to an extent that will please the judge and the insurance adjusters make sure to get complete documentation of the incident (dog bite, collision, work injury etc.) as well as the following list of evidence boosters.
1. Your Medical records explaining the injuries and the required treatments
2. Records of payments made to medical providers, mechanics, or repair shops, etc
3. Photographs of your injuries that show the bruising bleeding or limitations;
4. Pictures of the any damaged property caused by the incident; and
5. .Employment records showing any missed work or reduced productivity.
These are just basics, there are many other items that can be useful in a given case. Obtaining the right persuasive evidence and presenting it properly is one of the things that an experienced personal injury attorney will do to make sure you recover the compensation you deserve for the damages inflicted on you.
McVeigh Skiff Attorneys at Law serve Vermont, with offices in St. Albans and Burlington. Call today to see if we can help you with your personal injury or worker’s compensation claim. First consultation is free. 802-660-2466