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.
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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.