If you want to request compensation after a personal injury accident in Utah, you need to have evidence on hand. Evidence helps you defend your assertion of liability and the estimated compensation you’ve included in your complaint.
That said, gathering evidence after a personal injury accident isn’t always easy. Some liable parties try to hide or obscure evidence. Other times, police officers may clear evidence away from the scene of an accident to improve localized mobility. That’s why it’s important for you to call on a personal injury lawyer when it comes time to investigate your case.
Types of Evidence Relevant to Personal Injury Cases
When it comes time for you to defend your right to personal injury compensation, you can use the following forms of evidence to make your case:
Of the different types of evidence that you can present alongside your complaint, physical evidence is the most hands-on. Specifically, this evidence can indicate what damage you endured in an accident and what force was involved in your losses.
The nature of the physical evidence you bring before a civil court varies depending on the kind of case you have on your hands. For example, you can bring forward debris from a car accident in car accident and truck accident cases. This evidence may even have a place in bicycle or pedestrian accidents.
Other forms of physical evidence can range from blood to the liable product in a product liability case. Before you start to gather every pebble or glass shard at the scene of your accident, though, talk to a personal injury attorney. We can help you determine which forms of physical evidence are most relevant to your case and how to preserve that evidence correctly.
Witness testimonies aren’t always the most accurate records of an accident. That doesn’t mean that they’re not valuable, though. Bystanders can help elaborate on the story told by the physical evidence from the scene of your accident. These parties can discuss the negligence another party allegedly engaged in and how you were impacted.
You don’t have to wrangle bystanders on your own, either. If you’re not in the position to gather bystander information after your accident occurs, a personal injury attorney can step in and do so for you.
There’s nothing quite so valuable to a personal injury case as footage of the accident in question. Whether you have photos or video of the accident that happened, we can use that footage to directly show a judge and jury how you came to suffer your injuries.
Moreover, we can use accident footage to identify the party liable for your losses, particularly in cases where they fled the scene or obscured their identity. The longevity of this footage also makes it one of the most accurate recollections of your accident available to the applicable court.
Expert Witness Statements
Bystanders aren’t the only parties who can comment on your accident. You can also request that doctors, accident recreationists, and related parties submit their opinions regarding your losses. These opinions are referred to as “expert witness statements” and are given considerable weight in civil court.
Your Recollections of the Accident
Your recollection of a personal injury accident is one of the most important pieces of data to bring forward. Without your testimony, you don’t have a case. With that in mind, take some time immediately following your accident to write down your memory of how events occurred. The sooner you can put pen to paper, the more accurate your memory is likely to be.
Our Team Gathers Evidence for Your Personal Injury Case
At Feller & Wendt, our personal injury lawyers want to use every tool possible to help you fight for compensation. This means that we can gather all of the evidence relevant to your upcoming personal injury cases.
You can discuss our investigative process with our personal injury attorneys during an initial case consultation. Schedule a consultation with our representatives by calling our office at (801) 499-5060. We are also available to compare schedules via our contact form.