When you are preparing for your personal injury case, you may hear a lot about the types of evidence in your case. Documentation and photo evidence are some of the most important aspects to proving your case of negligence. When you are injured, you tend to create a lot of paperwork from medical visits, damage estimates, lost wages, and more, all of which is hard evidence to prove the amount you have lost. Of course, other types of evidence are harder to prove, like pain and suffering. Here are a few things you need to know about documentation and evidence in your personal injury case.
Keep Everything & Keep It Safe
The biggest piece of advice an attorney could give their client is to keep their documentation, no matter how trivial it seems. Did you get a letter from the insurance company about approving your inpatient hospital stay? Keep it in a safe place. Always scan in these documents so you have a digital copy and share them with your attorney. If you are served with any legal paperwork, notify your attorney right away and keep the documents somewhere secure. By keeping all your documents handy, you can access them when you need.
The next big step in your case is presenting your evidence in a persuasive way. This is when having an experienced attorney is key. The attorney will be able to use all the documentation and evidence to tell your story, prove your case, and get the damages you need to move forward in your life. Before a formal hearing, especially trial or mediation, your attorney will prep you on how they intend to present the evidence. If you have questions, make sure to bring them up before trial or mediation.