Proving Your Injury Case: Gathering Powerful Evidence

If you have recently suffered an injury that was caused by someone's negligent actions, then you may be able to file a lawsuit in an attempt to recover damages. But, just the fact that someone else caused your injury is not always enough for a jury to grant you damages. To win, you need to be able to prove your injury case beyond a shadow of a doubt.

This is why evidence matters in a court of law. You need to be able gather the evidence necessary to prove your case. Here, our personal injury lawyer in Wilmington NC explains the evidence needed to strengthen a personal injury lawsuit.

Photographs

Photographs are very powerful tools when they're shared with a jury. This is why so many attorneys use them when painting a picture of what occurred. If you are involved in an auto accident, having pictures of the scene can greatly improve the strength of your case, but the photos you take need to relate to what happened. For instance, you should take pictures of your vehicle, the defendant's vehicle, the road conditions, any debris on the road, and anything else you can see that might make a difference in your case.

Witness Statements

If anyone witnessed your accident, be sure to get their name, address and phone number as well as a statement of what they saw. This will be important because it will help you and your attorney decide which bystanders make your strongest witnesses.

Police Reports

The police report of your accident will prove to be a very powerfully motivating piece of evidence because it will state, from the officer's point of view, who was responsible for the accident and what negligent action the defendant performed to cause it.

Medical Records

If you're suing for injuries sustained as the result of an accident, then you need to have medical evidence backing up your claim of injury. This means having statements of any medical treatment you receive after your accident, including any medical billing statements and/or charges. And, treatment should date all of the way back to the date of the injury. The farther away from the date of the incident that your treatment begins, the harder it will be to win your case.

Proof From Work for Any Missed Days

If you were forced to miss work as a result of your injury, then having proof from your employer that you missed time is important for any claims of lost wages.

Daily Pain Journal

Keeping a daily pain journal is not only a good way to track your pain levels and your progress, but it can be a very powerful ally in court. Your daily pain records will correlate the extent that your injuries have impacted your quality of life and this will come into play when deciding damages for pain and suffering.

Call The Rodzik Law Group's Personal Injury Lawyer in Wilmington NC Today

The Rodzik Law Group's experienced personal injury lawyer in Wilmington NC can help you if you are the victim of an injury that was caused by someone else's negligence. Our legal team is completely dedicated to helping each of our clients get the damages they deserve so they can recover from their injuries with greater peace of mind and financial security.

At The Rodzik Law Group, we understand the hardships a serious injury can force on a family. If you suffered a recent injury that has negatively impacted your quality of life, call us today at 910-762-1199 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. And remember, with The Rodzik Law Group, you don't pay us a penny unless we win your case.