If you suffered an injury because of another person’s negligence, you have the right to file a personal injury claim. However, in order to have a successful claim, you must provide clear evidence that your injuries were directly caused by the defendant’s actions.
Here are some of the important pieces of evidence you may need for your claim:
An accident report provides an objective perspective of the details of the accident. The document may include who was involved in the accident, where it occurred and how it was caused. For example, if you were in a car accident, the police officer who was called to the scene will write up a police report. The police department can give you a copy of this report for a small fee. If you are unsure how to obtain a report, one of the personal injury lawyers from Wieand Law Firm can help.
As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Photos can provide a visual representation of the accident, so be sure to take plenty of them. For instance, if you were involved in a car accident, you’ll want to take photos of the damage to your vehicle, the other vehicles involved in the accident, skid marks on the road and traffic signs. Each of the personal injury lawyers from our firm always advise clients to obtain photos to use as evidence.
The personal injury lawyers know that medical records are one of the most essential pieces of evidence in a personal injury claim because they provide details of your injury, the types of treatments you have received and the treatments you may require in the future. Ask for copies of your medical records from all the medical professionals you’ve seen, including doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, and psychologists.
It’s a good idea to write in a journal every day as you recover from your injuries. Include details like the amount of pain you feel and other symptoms you’re dealing with. These journal entries can paint a picture of how your injuries are impacting various areas of your life.
If there were witnesses present at the time of the accident, it’s helpful to obtain their information. Politely ask them for their full names and contact information. Your personal injury lawyer may contact these individuals and ask them to testify on your behalf.
If you suffered serious injuries, you will likely have to take some time off of work. If you lose pay because of your injury, you may be able to recover lost wages. Ask your employer to document the days you have missed from work and provide information about how much you make an hour and the average number of hours you work every week.
If you suffered a personal injury, you should schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. They can review the details of your case and advise you the way to proceed. Most of the personal injury lawyers offer free initial consultations, so there isn’t any risk to speaking to one.
In the blink of an eye.
It all happened so fast. One minute, you were going about a day in your life just like you always do. The next minute, you are shocked, injured, in pain, and left wondering how to pick up the pieces. Suffering an injury, even one that may seem minor to those looking in from the outside, can be a life-altering event. Especially if your injury was caused by another person.
Not only do you have to deal with the recovery from your injury and the replacement of any damaged property, but you also may be faced with residual feelings of anger, betrayal, and fear that such an accident may happen to you again. Although it may seem difficult, there may be a way to start the complex process of recovery through the civil justice system.
The Road to Recovery
The personal injury lawyers from Wieand Law Firm have been representing people just like you in Philadelphia for years. We know that money is not the only thing that you need to recover, but we also know that monetary compensation for your injury can relieve the stressful burden of medical bills, affording rehabilitative treatment, being out of work, and replacing any property damaged during the accident. We know and understand that relieving financial stress by getting the compensation you need may be the first step you need to take to get back on your feet and get back to your life.
Start with a Phone Call
If you were injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, consider calling the personal injury lawyer at Wieand Law Firm today to set up a meeting to discuss what we may be able to do for you. At your initial meeting, you will discuss the facts of your case, your injury, and what you are looking to achieve by filing a personal injury case.
The initial meeting is free and is at no obligation to you. You will be able to ask questions about your potential lawsuit and learn more about the services offered by Wieand Law Firm. Such services include filing a lawsuit on your behalf, negotiating a settlement with an insurance company or attorney and representing you at trial.