Documenting Evidence

Documenting Evidence in Car Accident Cases

When an accident occurs, it is almost automatically presumed that some type of physical injury  will be involved including generally some pain and suffering of some sort from the injury.  Unfortunately, when there are no physical injuries from your accident, insurance companies tend  to consider the level of your damages to be minimal. Given that reality, it becomes important to  keep a detailed comprehensive account of your bodily injuries. This way, you will avoid the  possibility of forgetting details that often become critically important down the road when the  brunt of the pain and discomfort from the injuries may have been forgotten. Primarily, the most  important account and description of the actual physical injuries you sustain will come from your  doctor and your doctor’s medical report and records. It is his reports and records (along with,  perhaps, those of other medical experts, where applicable) that will primarily detail the physical  bodily injuries you received, the treatments administered, and the probable future effects and  consequences, etc. Nevertheless, you should still consider keeping your own independent record of your injuries to help support your bodily injury claim. In this blog post, we will discuss the  types of evidence to gather to support your personal injury case. 

How Evidence Can Help Your Personal Injury Case 

There are two basic components in every personal injury claim. The first is the actual physical  harm and injuries you sustained. The second component is the mental and emotional pain,  discomfort and suffering that is caused from those injuries. Your report and account should  describe in detail and in your own words the bodily injuries you have or feel you have. In your  description, you should include info regarding the parts and areas of your body you are unable to  use or feel are injured, when and where you feel discomfort or pain in your body and the degree  of severity. Additionally, you should include information regarding the pain, suffering,  inconvenience and/or mental anguish you have experienced because of your injury. You need not  yourself be particularly too detailed or elaborate in your description or report of the injuries; you  only need to keep a record of your own symptoms and general experience dealing with your injury.  For example, you should discuss the types and nature of the injuries and disability you have and  the nature of the medical treatment and care you received.  

Speak with a Miami Accident Lawyer Today! 

As an injury victim, you must understand the importance of amassing every possible document or  piece of information that relates to your injury. The nature and extent of your proven injuries and  the supporting documentation is the principal element which determines how much value is  assigned to your personal injury case in the eyes of the insurance company. At Suarez & Montero,  we have the essential tools and knowledge to successfully handle a personal injury claim on your  behalf and come away with a fair and reasonable settlement. At Suarez & Montero, our group of  accident lawyers have more than 19 years of experience helping injury victims that have sustained  severe injuries in all kinds of crashes due to the negligence or carelessness of others. Our group of  automobile accident attorneys have comprehensive experience representing clients in different  kinds of personal injury issues, including auto crashes, vehicle crashes, motorcycle accidents,  bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, medical negligence, and more.  If you, a friend, or family member has been injured in any type of accident, do not hesitate to  contact the car accident attorneys at Suarez & Montero to receive your free consultation. We serve  clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas: 

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall,  Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester.

Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston; and  Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach.