When you must file a compensation claim for injuries suffered in a car accident, you have the burden of proving the other driver is at fault for causing the collision.
You need to begin preserving evidence right at the accident scene. If you were too injured or forgot to do so, a savvy car accident attorney may be able to retrieve it if you retain him soon after the incident.
Types of Evidence Needed to File a Car Accident Claim
Even if something seems insignificant at first, all aspects pertaining to the crash and the conditions before, during, and after it may be vital pieces of evidence to support your claim.
Here's what documentation may help:
Take pictures of the accident scene, damage to the vehicles, weather and road conditions, your injuries, and anything else you believe might be important. These photos can be compelling evidence to show a jury how serious the crash was, and may help an accident reconstruction expert to reenact your collision if liability is in dispute.
The police report can provide crucial details, such as the contact information for the negligent driver and witnesses; a narration of how the collision occurred; the officer’s conclusions as to which driver was at fault; and any traffic citations issued.
Because your claim is for the injuries resulting from the accident, your medical records and bills are essential in proving your medical condition, the treatments you had and will need in the future, and related costs.
Wage Loss Documents
To prove the amount of your wage losses, you'll need copies of pay stubs and other documents from your employer which establish the wages, commissions, and other employment benefits you lost while during your recovery.
In addition, it's important to have witnesses who can corroborate on how your accident happened and the severity of your injuries. Neutral eyewitnesses who saw your crash as it occurred can be persuasive to a judge or jury, as they don't have a stake in your case. An attorney might also suggest professional witnesses to help prove key elements of your case. Medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, and economic experts are a few professionals used in car accident cases.
Have You Been Injured In A Kansas City Area Car Accident?
If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.