Collecting Evidence in your PA or NJ Accident
When you’ve been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, seeking financial relief from your losses may be necessary. Victims frequently suffer from losses like medical bills, lost wages, property damage and physical pain and suffering. It’s important to document and preserve evidence regarding these losses to help build your case for financial compensation.
Collecting Evidence for you PA or NJ Personal Injury Case
Immediately following an accident, you need to assess the situation to determine whether emergency medical treatment is required for anyone involved. If emergency services are needed, then reach out to 911. Otherwise, victims may have time to collect evidence prior to going to the hospital. Each personal injury claim is unique, but keep in mind that some injuries may take days before they become apparent. Seek out medical treatment promptly even if you feel your injuries may be minor. If possible, then try to collect evidence at the scene of the accident. Witnesses may be able to provide their contact information and later write statements confirming the circumstances of your accident. Where possible, take photographs or video evidence of the area and protect any physical evidence. Contacting the police and obtaining a police report will prove an accident occurred. It will also initiate an investigation into the cause of the accident while you focus on your physical well-being.
Always preserve any bill you receive associated with your injuries or losses. This includes medical bills, receipts for car repairs, estimates for other property damage and costs incurred for prescription medications. If you suffered in a car accident, then obtain any associated police reports. If you plan on seeking compensation for lost time from work, then you’ll need to provide evidence of your weekly or monthly income and verification from your employer that you’ve missed work due to your injury.
Contact the Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff in PA or NJ
Collecting and documenting these crucial facts can be challenging when you are also dealing with physical injuries. You don’t have to fight alone. An experienced attorney can help. The Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff can be reached online. Explain your legal concern to our personal injury attorneys and leave your contact information to hear back from our office promptly.
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