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Evidence that can help with your personal injury claim

On Behalf of | May 20, 2024 | Personal Injury

If you have been injured in a road traffic collision caused by negligence, then there is a good chance that you are entitled to personal injury compensation. This compensation is designed to cover your medical expenses, lost wages and other costs related to the accident. 

Nonetheless, personal injury claims are not always straightforward, and you are going to need evidence. Outlined below are some of the key types of evidence that can strengthen your claim. 

Evidence from the scene 

The first type of evidence that can strengthen your case is evidence from the scene. This can include: 

  • Pictures of the damage done to vehicles 
  • CCTV footage and dash cam
  • Witness testimony
  • Police reports 

Anything that can help back up your side of the story about what happened at the time of the accident will strengthen your personal injury claim. 

Medical evidence

The more severe your injuries are, the higher your compensation award may be. In cases where an injury is life-changing, you may even be awarded long-term financial support. The best way to provide a clear picture of your injuries is to have medical evidence. This includes records of emergency room visits, follow-up appointments, details of scans, official diagnosis, prescriptions and any other forms of doctor recommendations. Without detailed medical evidence, the chances of success in your case will be very limited. 

Gathering evidence for a personal injury claim can take time and effort. There are numerous factors to think about and this can be tough while you’re recovering. To alleviate some of the strain it may be beneficial to seek legal guidance.