An injury doesn’t just cause physical pain. Injuries can upset the balance of your life and cause you undue financial and emotional stress. Whether the injury is due to a car accident, a slip and fall, or a bicycle accident, costly medical bills, lost wages and emotional suffering are all unfortunate and likely repercussions. To recoup the cost of those repercussions, many people consider filing a Colorado personal injury claim against the at-fault party with the help of a Denver personal injury attorney.
A personal injury claim can help you recover damages for medical bills, lost wages and other incidental expenses directly related to your accident.
In order to file a successful personal injury claim, you need certain pieces of evidence. Denver personal injury attorney D.J. Banovitz recommends gathering the following evidence to build a solid claim.
Nothing proves physical damage better than photographs, especially in cases of truck or car accidents. Take pictures as soon as you can after the injury or accident to document the damage. Make sure to get shots of any damage done to your car and any visible injuries (cuts, scrapes, bruises, etc.) These will be an integral part of your personal injury claim.
Witness Accounts or Testimony
Witness accounts can reveal previously unknown details of an accident and can give weight to your story, corroborating your account and proving that you’re telling the truth. If you’re involved in an accident, be sure to look around. Talk to anyone who may have seen the accident happen and get their contact information. It could become very important to the success of your personal injury claim.
Itemized Bills or Documents Showing Damages or Costs Incurred
Itemized bills will help your personal injury attorney put a number on the amount of compensation you are owed for your injury. This can include costs for ambulance transportation, emergency room services, x-rays and any treatment required for the injury. If you are unable to get itemized bills, be sure to save receipts for all costs you incur due to your injury. These can be used as part of your personal injury claim as well.
A report written by your attending physician or a medical professional involved in treating or assessing your injury is very important in winning your personal injury claim. The report should include an assessment of your injury, the perceived cause, the treatment required and any diminished abilities the injury may have caused. It should also include any future treatments you will require, as well as any effect the injury may have on your ability to work or provide for your family.
Statement from Employer
If part of your personal injury claim involves lost wages, it is important to get a statement from your employer. This statement needs to show you are a full- or part-time employee and detail any time missed due to the injury. It should also show wages or salary lost due to this missed work.
With these five pieces of evidence, you could have a successful personal injury claim. Call 1-303-300-5060 to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney at the Law Office of D.J. Banovitz today. For more information, learn about the 7 Costly Mistakes that can Ruin your Colorado Injury Case.