Need To Protect Evidence In A Personal Injury Case

Those that work in the judicial system do not favor the practice of delaying a decision. Personal injury lawyers understand the value of all types of evidence. That is why those Injury Lawyers in Kitchener work to protect the evidence for a client’s personal injury case.

General rules for evidence-gathering:

Return to the spot where the accident took place. Go there at the same time of day that the accident occurred. Take pictures. Shoot the pictures from several different angles. Preserve any clothes that were torn. Preserve any clothes that got stained in some manner, possibly stained with blood. If you were the victim of a slip and fall incident, hold onto the pair of shoes that was on your feet that day.

Take pictures of evidence that has been taken from the accident scene. Work with a friend, in order to record the date when each picture was taken.

The value of witness’ testimony

Try to locate any witnesses spoken to on the day of the accident, or on the day when you returned to the scene, in order to gather evidence. A witness can confirm a statement made by a you, if you are a plaintiff. By the same token, a witness can refute a statement made by a defendant.

Not all witnesses have to have been at the spot where the accident took place. Some of them may have observed the changes in the victim’s condition, while recovering from the injury. A witness’ testimony might confirm the nature of the victim’s pain and suffering, during that period of recovery.

Medical records serve as a type of evidence.

Any accident victim should see a doctor as soon as possible. In addition, it helps to get pictures of any injuries that might heal quickly. For instance, if there are bruises in spots, photograph those bruises. They could fade quickly. You will want to be able to recount exactly how a bruise hampered the function of the bruised body part.

In order to have evidence of pain, keep a journal. Write down the time of day when you noted a painful sensation. Also record the amount of time that you were forced to endure that same painful sensation. If you cannot describe the pain, feel free to make a face, a representation of how you feel, when seized by a specific painful sensation.

Do not think that the depictions of faces will diminish the authoritative nature of your journal. Hospitals use such faces to encourage patients’ comments, regarding the intensity of a pain that has caused a given patient to complain. Since hospitals use such drawings of faces, a journal about a victim’s pain seems like the correct spot for similar drawings.