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What is Real Evidence

What is real evidence? In a personal injury lawsuit, real evidence will usually play a significant role in proving your case. In order to use real evidence in the best possible way, you will need a personal injury attorney on your side.

Have you been injured and/or suffered damages in an accident that was not your fault? Are you the innocent victim of an accident that was caused by the recklessness, negligence or carelessness of someone else?

Compensation due you


If this is true, there is probably compensation that is due you for you injury and/or damages. However, in order to get all of the compensation that you are entitled to, in most cases, usually requires the aid of a personal injury attorney.

As stated above, real evidence will most likely play an important role in winning your personal injury lawsuit. So, what is real evidence?

There are different kinds of evidence that are allowed in a court of law. Testimony that is presented by a witness is likely the form of evidence that is most well known.

Demonstrative evidence

Another kind of evidence that is allowed and presented in a personal injury claim is what is known as demonstrative evidence. Demonstrative evidence is exactly what it sounds like. It is evidence that demonstrates or represents an object. Evidence is considered to be demonstrative evidence if it demonstrates or illustrates the testimony of a witness.

In contrast to demonstrative evidence, real evidence is a tangible article. It is an actual thing. Its characteristics or existence is regarded as being material and relevant to the personal injury case.

Real evidence is also referred to in other ways. It is also known as physical evidence or material evidence.

Directly to senses


Real evidence is evidence that is presented directly to senses of the jury or court. It is evidence that is presented without the need for the testimony of a witness, except when witness testimony is needed to lay a foundation showing that such evidence is competent, material and relevant, which is required for real evidence to be permitted in court.

Real evidence is made up of actual objects that were involved in the accident or that actually played a part in the accident. Real evidence involves the production of an article or object that played a direct role in the accident.

There are many different things that can be presented as real evidence in a court of law. Some of these are:

Fibers
Finger prints
Hairs
Biological material, such as semen, saliva or blood
Accelerants
Paint chips
Impression evidence, such as tire tracks, tool marks or shoe prints
Narcotics
Vegetation and soil
Glass
Fracture patterns, such as adhesive tape pieces or glass fragments
Exhibition of injured areas of the body.

Again, if you have been injured and/or suffered damages as a result of an accident that was caused by the recklessness, carelessness or negligence of someone else, there is compensation that is probably due you. In order to receive all of the compensation that you are entitled to, you will most likely need the help of a personal injury attorney.

Most personal injury attorneys will evaluate your case at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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