Being the victim of an accident that has left you seriously injured can cause you significant losses, financial and otherwise. You may not be able to return to your usual routine for a while and unforeseen financial pressures may become overwhelming.
Fortunately, you can file a personal injury claim against the liable party for compensation for all accident-related losses you have suffered. For your personal injury claim to be successful, you will need to gather important evidence to strengthen your claim and ward off possible disputes from the insurer and defending party.
Here is a list of some of the important evidence that may be required to back up your claim:
- Invoices for All Medical Expenses: Medical expenses can add up quickly and are likely to make up a large chunk of the losses you have suffered. Your claim can include the cost of all your doctor’s appointments, treatments, procedures, medication, and all other medical expenses. Some injuries may have long-term effects and require additional treatment in the future which can also be included as part of your claim. It is, therefore, important to keep a record of all your medical expenses and file all invoices to be used as evidence of your losses.
- Proof of Lost Income and Earning Potential: If your injuries have rendered you unable to return to work for some time or unfit to perform your duties at full capacity, you can include your past and future lost wages as part of your claim. Keep all pay slips, letters from your employer, and bank statements reflecting your loss of income and future earning capacity as important evidence of your losses.
- Proof of Emotional Distress and Discomfort: The losses that you face are not only tangible but can be intangible too. An accident is a traumatic experience and, as a result, you may be left with anxiety, shock, insomnia, or worry. You may also be left with chronic pain that causes you discomfort. As such, you may be able to include compensation for your emotional distress, pain, and discomfort as part of your claim. Keeping a personal injury journal is useful to document these intangible losses and could serve as important evidence when trying to prove these damages.
- Receipts for Personal Property Repairs or Replacement: If your personal property was damaged in the accident, you can include the cost of repairs or replacement as part of your claim. For example, if you were involved in a car accident and your vehicle was damaged, you may be able to recover the cost of repairing your vehicle or the cost of replacing your vehicle should it be beyond repair. Keep all receipts, appraisals, and documentation that can be used as evidence of your losses.
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