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What Evidence Will Be Important To My Case?

Your evidence is the very foundation of any Florida personal injury case. Whether you’re dealing with a defective product, a car accident, or a slip and fall personal injury accident, the evidence you build and collect will make or break the success of your settlement case. Collecting as much evidence as possible at the scene of the accident is important, but your evidence collection process doesn’t simply stop there. With the help of your Florida personal injury attorney, you’ll be guided through your settlement case in collecting and building as much evidence for your foundation as possible.

If you’re wondering what evidence may be important to your case, there’s a plethora of different pieces to the puzzle. Some of the most key pieces of evidence you should prioritize in any type of personal injury case are:

• Medical bills – Your medical bills will likely make up the bulk of your settlement amount, even if you also include pain and suffering, lost wages, or damages to property. For this reason, it’s important to save and submit each and every medical bill you receive. When you receive a bill for medical care, make a copy of that bill and submit your copies to your personal injury attorney. This doesn’t only include your bills from your initial appointments, but all bills going forward as you carry out your care as well.

• Medical statements and diagnostics – Your X-rays, blood work, MRI scans, or any other diagnostics are also important to your case. Your medical statements and diagnoses will paint an accurate photo of the injuries you’re dealing with, the severity of those injuries, and how they may affect you going forward. This serves as proof of what you’re going through and why you need your desired settlement amount to an insurance provider or negligent party.

• Pay stubs or payment information – Your injuries may keep you out of work, and this can lead to even greater financial hardship during a time when medical bills are mounting. Keeping a record of past pay stubs or payment information proves that you’re not just losing wages but you’re losing wages of a certain amount. If you plan to include lost wages in your settlement, this is crucial documentation for your case.

• Relevant accident photos – Accident photos really work to set the scene of your accident. If you’ve been in an auto accident in Florida this may mean photos of the vehicles involved, of the road, of skid marks left on the pavement, weather conditions, or of your injuries. If you’re looking at a defective product case, this may include photos of the defect in the product, injury photos, or photos of where you were when you were using the product as it malfunctioned. This shows the scene as it was the day you were injured.

With all of the evidence needed to build a strong case after a personal injury it’s easy to see how one would begin to feel overwhelmed taking on this task by themselves. With the help of a Florida personal injury attorney, you can be walked through the evidence collection process and ensured that you’re doing all you can to build a strong case for your compensation. If you’re looking to learn more about collecting evidence or building a strong personal injury case, call our professionals at today.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

What Evidence Will Be Important To My Case?

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