If you have been injured in a motor-vehicle collision, it is only natural to want compensation for your medical bills, the time that you were out of work recovering, and for the pain, the suffering, and the effect on your life’s activities. If you are thinking about pursuing legal action after a motor vehicle collision, discover what kind of evidence is important in a Car Injury Case in Connecticut.
What Evidence Is Important In A Car Injury Case in Connecticut?
If you are pursuing legal action following a motor-vehicle collision that resulted in an injury, it is absolutely crucial that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney to obtain and organize all of your hospital records and medical records. These records are essential because they show not only the severity of your injury and the course of treatment, but also the cost of the medical care you had to undergo due to the actions of another.
Photographic evidence will strengthen your case if you have been injured in a motor-vehicle collision. If possible, obtain and preserve photographs of your injuries to further document their severity. Also, if you can, you should photograph the collision scene and the involved vehicles. This may assist in demonstrating how the collision occurred, which can also help establish the nature of the motor vehicle collision and the extent of the property damage.
Video evidence is compelling, whether it be taken after the collision or through devices such as a dashboard camera. This can present an unbiased picture for a jury regarding what occurred. It is even better if you can capture footage of the damage to your vehicle.
While video evidence is incredibly compelling, party admissions can help to establish liability and strengthen your case. An at-fault party may admit fault to the person they injured while apologizing at the scene of the accident. Other times, the at-fault party will admit fault to a law enforcement officer who responded to the scene. Such evidence may be compelling and help make your case.
Witness testimony may help you strengthen your case. While the strongest witness testimony will come from someone who has no connection to you, anyone else in your vehicle, or anyone in the other vehicle or vehicles involved in the collision, can be very helpful with establishing the fault of the other driver(s). An experienced personal injury attorney can help you by speaking with witnesses and assessing the value of their potential testimony.
If you’ve been hurt in a car wreck, you are entitled to be compensated for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and more. You should hire a personal injury attorney to help you gather evidence like medical records, photographs, witness testimony, and video evidence to strengthen your case and help you get the compensation you deserve. For more information, contact us today at Hirsch Andrade, LLP for a free consultation.