What Type of Evidence Will Help Strengthen My Florida Personal Injury Claim?
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If have been injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, or pedestrian accident in Florida, you have the right to pursue the negligent party that caused your injuries, so you are not left paying for the expenses associated with your crash out of pocket.
For over 25 years, our personal injury attorney in Vero Beach has successfully represented clients throughout the state by fully investigating their collisions and preserving valuable evidence that helps strengthen their cases to produce real results.
To follow are just a few evidentiary factors that allow us to pursue a positive outcome for our clients.
The Police Report
If you were involved in a crash of any kind, the police report is one of the strongest pieces of evidence for your personal injury claim.
Along with the details of the crash — including the date, time, and location — the police report should include the officers’ initial impressions of the scene, including their opinion of how the crash occurred and who was at fault, which will provide a good starting point for the investigation.
If you were transported to the hospital from the scene of the accident, you can request a Florida crash report for your records.
Footage From the Crash Scene
Traffic cameras, dash cams, or video footage from a nearby business or residence can provide tangible proof of the cause of the collision, which will become invaluable when negotiating your financial recovery with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
If you are unsure if there is any footage of the crash, be sure to take photographs of the scene, the damage to the vehicles, and the surroundings, so an accident reconstruction expert can use them to determine what happened leading up to the crash.
Depending on where the crash occurred, other passing motorists or pedestrians who saw the collision may offer important statements regarding how the accident unfolded. While their statements will not be irrefutable proof that the other driver was at fault, they can add another layer of evidence that could help bolster your claim
If you have been injured in a collision in Florida, seek medical care right away.
Your medical records should demonstrate a link between the accident and your injuries, and may include hospital logs, diagnostic images, prescriptions, and treatment plans.
When you are hurt in a crash, mounting medical bills and lost wages will begin to take a toll on your quality of life. It is our goal to make you whole again by pursuing the negligent party who caused your crash and injuries, so you are not responsible for treatment costs and other expenses that resulted from the crash.
From the moment the crash occurs, be sure to keep records of those expenses, so we can pursue the compensation you are entitled to.
That includes keeping all:
- Hospital bills
- Paystubs detailing missed work
- Receipts for your injury-related expenses
Also, be sure to log how the injuries are affecting your day-to-day activities to help demonstrate the extent of your mental anguish, emotional distress, and pain and suffering, so we can build your case around the true damages the crash caused.
Contact Our Attorney at the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff today by calling 772-492-8967 to schedule a free consultation.
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by negligence in Florida, contact our experienced Best Vero Beach personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff today by calling 772-492-8967 to schedule a free consultation.