In any personal injury case, the strength of the case depends on a number of factors. Who is at fault for the injuries, whether negligence was involved, and the extent of the injuries all play a role in the final compensation if the plaintiff wins the case. When you have been hurt because of the negligence or willful misconduct of another party, you'll want to better understand how to strengthen your case with the right proof. Negligence is only part of the case. Proving your injuries and the extent of your injuries will take time, careful documentation and paying attention to your treatment providers.
Carefully Document Your Case
Right from the start, you'll want to carefully document everything that has happened in your case. If you have the opportunity to take pictures of the accident scene, or of your injuries, this can strengthen your case. Gather as many details as you can about the accident and talk to any witnesses that were present. If there is an accident report, review the report and ask to make any changes if there are inconsistencies. Right down everything you can remember about your accident and keep all of your information in one place.
Listen to Your Treatment Providers
Your treatment team are the people who will be able to speak to the extent of your injuries. If you ignore your providers, they aren't going to be able to show the court a clear picture of what you are going through. When you participate in treatment and follow through with all recommendations, your treatment team will be able to show what it going on. You want your treatment providers to be able to say you are highly cooperative with treatment and you are doing all that you can in order to heal from your injuries.
Always Make Copies of Records
Any time you see a treatment provider, get a copy of the visit for your records. While your attorney will be able to get a full account of all of your medical treatments, it can be easier for you to collect each document as you get the treatment. Keep your records in one place and save everything that has to do with treatment for the injuries you sustained in a personal injury.
Good documentation makes a big difference in a personal injury lawsuit. Know that you have the right to compensation if you are hurt, and you can strengthen your case with careful documentation. Be sure to reach out to professionals like Carter & Fulton, P.S. for more help.