Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer
Any Atlanta personal injury lawyer will tell you that evidence plays a crucial role in any personal injury case/claim. You need good evidence to build a strong personal injury case. Having certain records or documents will help you proved that the negligent actions of another party cause you injury. Therefore, it will help you secure the compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
At Singleton Law Firm, our seasoned personal injury attorneys will work with you to compile the crucial evidence required to prove your injury claims. We’ll help collect the following items for building your case:
- Witness Statements
It is always imperative to gather the names and contact information of any witnesses after an accident. Your Atlanta personal injury lawyer may wish to contact a witness to get his or her statement that gives their account of the accident and other details that could be crucial for proving your case.
- Accident Reports
Police and accident report is also essential because it provides a professional, non-biased account of the cause of the accident. You should visit the Central Records Unit of the Atlanta Police Department to get a copy of the report for your auto accident.
Public facilities or places of business usually file an incident report regarding slip and fall accidents. If your injury relates to slip and fall accident, then you should also request a copy of the report from them. The good thing is that our lawyers will help you to gather these reports if you haven’t done so.
You should take photos of the accident. The photos will serve as visual proof of the accident scene, damages, and your injuries. They are also helpful when determining the details of the accident such as the cause of the accident.
- Insurance Policy
Insurance companies are usually the first stop for accident victims seeking compensation for their injuries. Having a copy of your insurance policy is essential for your lawyer’s review. Your lawyer will have to review the policy to determine the coverage that the insurance company offers and the types of compensation you may be entitled.
- Medical Records
All medical records associated with your treatment and injury are vital for your personal injury case. Therefore, obtain all copies of the records, including those from:
- Specialist appointments;
- Emergency room;
- Hospital stays.
These records will be helpful in illustrating the severity of your injuries and will link them to the accident. Obtain medical records from your primary doctor concerning your health before the accident to just show how the accident affected your health severely.
You should also keep medical bills, including:
- Doctor appointments;
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications;
- Hospital statements;
- Proof of Lost Wages
Severe accident injuries can prevent you from working during your recovery period. It may be long-term or temporary. You will need to provide certain documentation to prove the number of your lost wages.
Your doctor should provide a statement showing the dates you missed work because of your injuries. Also, ask your employer to provide documentation of your wages and those missed during recovery. This evidence will be critical when determining the lost wages due to your accident injuries.
- Communication Records
Ensure you keep the records of all conversations between you and the insurers or others about the accident. We advise that you have most conversations through emails because it provides a transparent, accurate method for you to record the details of your communications.
- Day-to-Day Records
Accident injuries cause pain and suffering that may have a significant impact on your daily life. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to prove and quantify these hidden elements. Therefore, it is vital to keep a daily journal after the accident.
Record your physical and mental state, and the effect of your injury and the treatment in your daily life. These records will provide useful information that will supplement the records and other information we gather. It could help a lot in proving the severity of your injuries.
If you were involved in an accident and you are now suffering from injuries, contact Singleton Law Firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your personal injury case/claim. Call (770) 889-6010 or complete our Free Case Review form.