How To Gather Credible Evidence

Someone that has submitted a personal injury claim needs credible evidence, in order to present proof of his or her claim.

What is credible evidence?

It is a combination of materials and statements that work to make the plaintiff’s story more believable.

Few people would doubt the credibility of a police report

Accident reports also count as credible evidence. A neutral party has created each of them. Each of them serves as the source for an unbiased and objective account of what took place on the day of the accident.

—An adjuster might have a biased interpretation of a given report
—An adjuster might try to insist on a mention, regarding the absence of violations
—A lawyer could state that an officer’s failure to mention the absence of violations would be unnecessary, if the report had made no reference to the issuance of one or more violations. That should work as a challenge to any biased interpretation.

Medical records can add to the collection of believable evidentiary materials.

A doctor could describe the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injury. Test results and imaging results could verify the comments from the treating physician. Personal Injury Lawyer in New Glasgow is of the view that saved bills would serve as evidence for the cost of the diagnosis and treatment.

Employment records could confirm a plaintiff’s absence from the workplace, during the days after the accident.

A letter from the employer could confirm the value for the lost wages.

Other useful forms of evidence

• Photographs of the accident site
• Photographs of property damage
• Photographs of injuries

Witness statements: These could include statements from neighbors or co-workers. Their statements could focus on what movements and actions the plaintiff could carry out before the accident. Naturally, their statements could contrast the extent of such movements/actions with the plaintiff’s limited actions, following the injury-creating incident.

Notes in a pain journal

—Should give date and time for appearance of the painful sensation
—Should describe the nature of the pain: Burning sensation, dull throbbing, pulsating sensation, tingling sensation
—Should state length of sensation
—Should explain what activity helped to cause development of pain

Details on the terms in the insurance policy of the responsible party

—This would make clear the extent of any policy limitations.
—These details should be shared with the plaintiff’s lawyer.

Damaged property: A damaged automobile or a torn outfit

Items that might work to fight an allegation from the defendant’s defense team

—The footwear that had been worn by the victim of a slip and fall incident would be an example of such items
—A sturdy pair of shoes could be used to highlight the dangerous nature of the spot where the plaintiff had fallen.

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