What Can be Used as Evidence in a Personal Injury Case?

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What Can be Used as Evidence in a Personal Injury Case?

August 09, 2022
By Lafferty Gallagher Scott

If you have been injured in a car crash, a slip and fall, or some other type of accident and someone else’s negligence was to blame, you can file a claim for compensation. Within your claim you can pursue damages for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. When filing your claim, though, you will have to present strong evidence to prove your case. Below, our Ohio personal injury lawyer explains the pieces of evidence that are most important in your case.

Physical Evidence

Physical evidence includes anything tangible a jury can actually see for themselves. Damage to your vehicle, clothes, and other personal belongings are all strong pieces of physical evidence. Your injuries are another type of physical evidence you can present in your case, including any permanent scars you suffered. Physical evidence is often some of the best used in personal injury cases because it can show how the accident occurred and the impact the injuries have had on your life.

Pictures and Video

If physical evidence is the best type of evidence to present, pictures and video are the next best thing. Photographs and video can show the jury strong pieces of evidence you cannot bring in for them to actually see. Pictures of a vehicle that was completely destroyed, pictures of injuries as they were immediately following a crash, or the broken staircase railing that caused your slip and fall will all help strengthen your claim.

Witness Testimony

Juries, judges, and insurance companies give the testimony of eyewitnesses a lot of weight. This is due to the fact that most eyewitnesses are objective bystanders. They have nothing to win by being dishonest. As such, after any accident, it is important to locate anyone who may have seen what happened and to obtain their contact information. Your lawyer will want to contact them later about what they saw.

Expert Testimony

The experts used in personal injury cases testify about cases, but they are not actually at accident scenes. Instead, they may testify about the severity of your injuries, your ability to return to work, or a reconstruction accident expert may testify about how the accident likely occurred. Personal injury cases often involve information that is difficult for the general public to understand. Expert witnesses can make this information easier to understand.

Medical Documents

Medical records, invoices, and other documentation can prove the full extent of your injuries. They can also show how much treatment has cost you so far, and how much it will cost you in the future, which can ensure you receive the full damages you deserve.

Get Help From Our Personal Injury Lawyer in Ohio Today

You need strong evidence to prove your claim, but while you are recovering is not the time for you to collect it. At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, our Ohio personal injury lawyer will collect the necessary evidence that will prove your case and give you the best chance of recovering the full and fair settlement to which you are entitled. Call us now or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.










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