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What Kind of Proof is Needed to Win a Personal Injury Claim

What kind of proof is needed to win a personal injury claim? This is a vitally important question if you think that you have a personal injury claim.

To begin with, you need to understand what a personal injury claim is. A personal injury claim is a claim that arises when one person suffers harm from an injury or accident that another party is responsible for.

If you have not been harmed, you do not have a personal injury claim. Also, if you have been harmed from an injury or accident that you are responsible for, you do not have a personal injury claim.

Harm is required


In other words, in order to have a personal injury claim, you have to have been harmed from an injury or accident that was due to the negligence or carelessness of another party. Even though another party is responsible for you being harmed, in order to win your personal injury claim, you have to be able to prove that the other party is responsible for your harm.

With that being said, what you want to know is, “What kind of proof is needed for you to win your personal injury claim?”

In some instances, you will not need any proof. The injury or accident is so clear that everyone who is involved knows who is responsible, the insurance company of the party responsible admits that their insured is responsible and are willing to give you a fair and just settlement.

Proof needed


However, most of the time, in order to get a fair and just settlement for the harm that has been done to you, you will have to have proof that the other party is responsible for your harm. In some instances, this will involve filing a lawsuit, going to court and convincing a jury of the other party’s responsibility for your harm.

Testimony from eyewitnesses is a strong kind of proof that will help you win your personal injury claim. An eyewitness who can testify that the other party was responsible for your harm is powerful proof.

Medical records is another kind of proof of your harm from an injury or accident. However, you should not delay, or the other party will argue that your harm did not come from the injury or accident.

Photographs


Photographs from your injury or accident are another kind of proof that may help you to win your personal injury claim. This is extremely important when the cause of your harm is a car accident.

Proof of work that you have missed due to your harm is also a kind of proof that can help win your claim. This is vital because lost wages may compose a sizable portion of your settlement.

If you are going to get the kind of proof that will enable you to win your personal injury claim, it is extremely important that you have the advice and assistance of a personal injury attorney. The right thing to do is to let a personal injury attorney evaluate your claim at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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