What Evidence Do You Need for a Personal Injury Case?


Written by Mackenzie Saunders:

When you experience a traumatic personal injury, your whole world feels like it has been flipped upside down. The pain, physical limitations, and astronomical medical bills that accompany a traumatic personal injury can be overwhelming. Luckily, a successful personal injury lawsuit can help you get your life back on track by providing you with the compensation you need to stay healthy and financially stable.

To win a personal injury lawsuit, you need the right evidence. You must have two types of evidence for your successful personal injury case: proof of fault and proof of damages. Read more about the different types of evidence below.

Proof of Fault

For a personal injury lawsuit, you must have evidence proving that the party you are suing was at fault for your injuries. If you can prove they were at fault for your injuries, you are much more likely to win your personal injury lawsuit. Examples of frequently-used evidence for proving fault in a personal injury case are:

  • Pictures or videos of the incident taking place
  • Police reports documenting the incident
  • Pictures or videos of the physical damages the other party caused
  • Witness statements
  • Expert or medical testimony

If you have sufficient evidence that shows proof of fault, you can maximize your chances of winning your personal injury lawsuit.

Proof of Damages

You do not only need evidence that shows proof of fault on behalf of the other party; you must also have evidence that shows the damages caused by the incident. “Damages” are the ways in which the injuries negatively impacted your life. Damages typically include lost wages from missing work, pain and suffering caused by the incident, and medical bills for your injuries.

For a successful personal injury lawsuit, you must have sufficient evidence that proves your injuries have negatively impacted your life. The most frequently-used proof of damages for a personal injury case are:

  • Injury-related medical bills
  • A doctor’s note stating that you can no longer perform your job-related duties
  • Medical records documenting the severity of your injury
  • Medical expert testimony

Having sufficient proof of fault, as well as sufficient proof of damages, is the best way to maximize your chances of winning your personal injury lawsuit.

Contact Us Today

Compiling the right evidence for your personal injury case can be tricky. Luckily, The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm has vast experience with collecting evidence and building strong cases for those who have experienced personal injuries. If you have experienced a traumatic personal injury and are looking to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, contact us today at info@spinalcordinjurylawyers.com for a free legal consultation. We know personal injury, and we will fight for you to receive the justice and compensation you deserve.