Evidence That Can Help You in a Personal Injury Claim
Personal injuries can occur in a variety of different types of accidents and are often caused by the reckless and negligent actions of others involved. Unfortunately, you could end up incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical debts as a result while being unable to work and provide for yourself or your loved ones. Rather than having to pay out-of pocket for something that was not your fault, a personal injury claim can help ensure you get the compensation you need to recover.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Personal injuries often occur due to motor vehicle accidents, such as those involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrian accidents. Slips, trips, and falls are also common causes, as are dog bites, getting struck by or against objects, or being injured due to dangerous and defective products. While generally referred to as accidents, the fact is that the reckless and negligent actions of others are often to blame.
Negligence is a legal term that applies in situations in which someone took actions that resulted in personal injuries to another or failed to take preventative steps to prevent injuries from occurring. Common examples include:
- Dangerous driving behaviors, such as speeding, distracted driving, and driving under the influence;
- Property owners who fail to address conditions such as wet floors, uneven tiles, and other hazards or to warn visitors that these hazards exist;
- Dog owners who fail to properly leash their pets;
- Product manufacturers who fail to provide proper safety instructions or to pull defective products of the market.
Under the Florida Statutes, when the negligence of others results in personal injuries, they can be held liable for damages victims suffer. You can hold them accountable either through an insurance claim or by filing a personal injury lawsuit through the local courts.
Evidence That Can Help You Get The Compensation You Need To Recover
According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to 40 million people visit hospital emergency rooms as a result of accidental injuries. When these occur due to the negligence of others, it is important to take steps to protect your rights in a claim.
One of the most important is to report the incident to the police, on-site security, or other authority so that an accident report can be filed. Police reports provide valuable evidence, such as detailing exactly when and where your injuries occurred and who was likely responsible. Other important evidence in your case includes:
- Statements from eyewitnesses at the scene;
- Video from nearby surveillance cameras, which may show how your injuries occurred;
- Medical records from any hospital visits;
- Statements from your doctor regarding the extent of your injuries;
- Receipts showing lost wages and other costs you incurred.
Contact Us Today for Help
When personal injuries happen, you have only one chance to get compensation in a claim. To ensure you get the maximum amount you are entitled to, get Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A. on your side. Contact our Daytona Beach personal injury attorneys and request a consultation today.