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Kansas City, MO 64108
Witnesses to a car accident are asked to provide a statement about what they saw before the accident occurred, as it was occurring and after. These statements can help corroborate your claims and the supporting elements of causation and liability, helping you prove the other driver was at fault. However, if a witness is not seen as credible, he or she may end up hurting your case rather than helping.
In a personal injury claim, evidence comes in many forms, from police reports to witness statements, physical evidence, medical evidence and more. Having the proper medical evidence is key in proving your injuries, the cause and severity and includes every medical correspondence generated — from your initial doctor’s visit to your final treatment.
If you have talked with a personal injury lawyer, you will notice that he or she uses legal “jargon” when speaking with you and others involved in your case. Some attorneys may explain the terms; however, others may not realize you do not know what they are talking about. For the lay person, it can be confusing so here are some common personal injury terms to know.
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A personal injury claim can require many different types of documents. Of course, what will be needed is based on the details of your specific accident or injuries, but this will help you understand what documents your attorney might need or may ask you for.
When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident where the other driver is negligent, you have the right to pursue financial compensation from that driver. What happens when, instead of stopping, the other vehicle takes off and leaves the scene of the accident?
When pursuing personal injury claims, you should be familiar with what types of evidence may be gathered and needed to help prove your claim.
For starters, write down, in your own words, everything you remember about what happened. Try not to leave anything out. This will be helpful when you meet with your personal injury attorney.
If you were injured in an accident at the hands of another, would you feel comfortable talking with a personal injury attorney? Many do not. Many misconceptions surround the field of personal injury law – enough to keep some people from pursuing and filing a claim.
Do you wonder if your injuries are serious enough to make a claim? Maybe you think others will perceive you as greedy. Or, maybe you think it will be too expensive just to sit down and talk.
If you have ever been involved in a car accident, you know that there are many details that have to be taken care of and documents/evidence to be gathered. One document you need a copy of is the accident or police report. Written by the investigating officer, this report includes the officer’s observations and notes. In addition, the officer is able to give their opinions as to the fault, which can make it an important document should you decide to pursue a personal injury claim.
When you have been seriously injured in a car or truck accident, slip and fall or another type of accident, questions abound: what if you are off work for an extended period of time? who pays the medical bills for your injuries? will you be disabled and able to return to work? Do you need to retain a personal injury lawyer and when should that take place?
The shortest answer to this last question is as soon as possible.
Like us, many personal injury attorneys offer an initial free consultation. The primary focus of this discussion is to help you determine if you have a legal claim against the person (or persons) who caused your accident.
Of course, every case is different so use this time to tell us about your accident but also to make a determination as to whether we are the right attorney for you.