There are over 1.3 million practicing attorneys in the US. If you need representation for your personal injury case, whether it was MMA related or not, you won’t have a hard time finding an attorney.
But the legal journey only begins once you hire an attorney. The success you have in your personal injury case will depend on the evidence you provide to your lawyer.
Keep reading to discover the documents to show your attorney for your case.
1. Personal Testimony of the Accident
When you first talk to your lawyer, you’ll want to provide them with your personal testimony of the accident. While you can provide this orally, it’s best to also have a written statement. That way your attorney can refer back to your testimony when needed.
Be sure to make your testimony as thorough as possible. Here are a few important details to include:
● The events leading up to the injury
● Exactly how the injury occurred
● Where and when the injury happened
● Details regarding your surroundings, including the weather
You should also gather contact information and statements from witnesses.
2. Accident Report
In some cases, your personal injury would have resulted in the police responding. If you were involved in a vehicle accident or a victim of a battery, a police report would have been filed.
This report will have the officer’s testimony of the accident, which may have details you missed in your personal testimony. Police reports often include photos of the accident, which are some of the best pieces of evidence you can provide.
3. Medical Records
Your injuries are the most essential part of your personal injury claim. To help prove the severity of your injuries, be sure to provide copies of medical records pertaining to the incident.
This includes any initial emergency room visits or treatments recommended by a doctor. You can also include records of any counseling sessions you attended to help overcome mental anguish caused by the incident.
4. Correspondence from Insurance Company
The last thing to bring is any correspondence that an insurance company has provided you regarding the accident.
If an insurance company knows that the person or company it represents are at fault, they may attempt to settle the damages with you. In this case, they would provide a sum of money to you to cover your damages.
But, before you accept anything, bring these documents to your lawyer. An attorney can help you negotiate for the best settlement possible or advise when you should attempt to sell structured settlement agreements.
Don’t Forget to Bring These Documents to Show
Now that you know the documents to show your attorney when you face a personal injury, you’re better equipped to fight for what you deserve.
If you have additional documents you’re unsure about bringing, contact your attorney to see what they request you bring.
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