When you must file a claim for injuries you suffered in a car accident, you have the burden of proving your right to compensation from the negligent driver. You do this by collecting evidence that supports your claim. While your own testimony will be valuable, you need other types of evidence to convince the other motorist’s insurance company to settle your claim for what you deserve.
Types of Evidence That Will Strengthen Your Auto Collision Claim
You must prove the other driver’s negligence in causing your accident, the seriousness of your injuries, and the amount of damages that you suffered. Having strong evidence will significantly impact your ability to reach a fair settlement of your claim. Here are the types of evidence that can help:
Medical Records And Bills
Because you are asking for compensation for your injuries, medical records and bills for the treatments you need will be essential. They will help you show the causal connection between the car accident and your injuries, the treatments you need, their cost, and your final prognosis.
Photographs of the damage to both vehicles involved in the collision, the accident scene, and your injuries will be powerful evidence to show the jury if your case goes to trial. They will paint a vivid picture of the seriousness of your accident and the injuries you suffered because of it.
The police report will contain a narration of how your accident occurred, the officer’s conclusion as to who was at fault, and note whether anyone received a citation. This can help to prove the other driver’s negligence to the insurance company.
Paystubs And Wage Loss Documents
You are entitled to be compensated for the wages and other benefits of your job that you lose while you are off work recovering from your injuries. Paystubs, income tax returns, and documentation of the benefits you receive at your job can establish this.
While your own testimony as to what happened in your accident and how you were injured is important, having other witness testimony to confirm this can strengthen your case. Neutral third-party witnesses that have no interest in your claim and who saw your crash as it happened can be extremely helpful.
Depending on the disputes in your case, you may need to retain an expert witness to help you resolve a dispute with the insurance company. Medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, and economic experts are some of the specialists used in car accident cases.
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