One of the most important things to do when filing a personal injury claim is to gather evidence that supports your claim. A Texas personal injury attorney can help you to build your case, and having an attorney on your side can increase your chances of a favorable outcome once your case is decided. Going through a personal injury lawsuit can be a stressful experience and a personal injury attorney can help alleviate some of that stress and make the process easier.
There are a few pieces of evidence that you or your Texas personal injury attorney will want to gather and hold onto. They can help to strengthen your case and can be presented in court if necessary. Listed below are the necessary pieces of evidence to build your case.
In most personal injury cases you are being compensated based on the injuries that you sustained during the incident. This means that documenting your injuries, how they impact your life, and keeping any medical records that you may receive from your doctor can be of the utmost importance. It may be helpful to take pictures of your injuries, especially if you have bruising or another injury that shows the severity and how long they impacted your life. If necessary, your doctor may be able to testify for you in court should your case be taken that far.
Sometimes evidence isn’t able to be preserved and physically brought to court. In these cases, taking pictures of the scene suffices. However, you should take the photos as close to the time of the accident as possible. The longer you leave it, the more likely it is that the scene will be contaminated or that something might change.
You should also ensure that you have pictures from all angles so that you can get the best idea of what happened just from looking at the pictures. Photos can give your Texas personal injury attorney a better idea of what exactly occurred and aid them in building your case.
Testimony from people who witnessed the scene may not always be available. But, if there are witnesses and you or your attorney are able to talk to them, ask if you can record what they say either on paper or on your phone to get a more accurate account of what happened from their perspective. You may also be able to get witness statements from a police report.
Though this is the only piece of evidence that won’t be from the scene or from your person as the other pieces of evidence might be, but it can be important to helping your Texas personal injury attorney know what you are and are not covered for under insurance.
If you think that you have a case for a personal injury lawsuit or have questions about what other evidence you should be providing and would like to speak to a Texas personal injury attorney about what your next steps might be, call us at 866-517-5659 to talk to one of our lawyers or contact one of our offices in San Antonio, Austin, or Corpus Christi directly.