If you have suffered an injury due to some else being or acting negligent, you may want to consider filing a personal injury case to try and win some compensation that you may otherwise have to go without. When you file a claim, you must be able to provide proof that the negligence happened and what the results of those actions were and that they caused your injury.
You will need to gather up as much information and evidence as you can through several resources in order to provide enough proof that the injury did indeed occur the way that you said it did. It’s important to note that no two cases are the same so you can just assume if it worked out for your friend or colleague that it will also work out for you too.
Copies of the Accident Report
You will want to obtain a copy of your accident report. You can do that by contacting the proper authorities that handled your case. If no accident report was filed, you will want to go ahead and file one.
There are a variety of accident reports that can happen which include accidents in a nursing home or abuse that occurs in a nursing home as well as a slip and fall injury. Once you file an accident report, or if you obtain an accident report from the local authorities, you can then contact a lawyer that you want to represent you.
Because you have suffered an injury, you most likely went to the doctor or emergency room and was checked out. Don’t leave that office until you get a copy of your medical records. This will need to include the first responders report, the hospital, any therapists you may have seen and any other professional that was associated with your accident. You will then want to request a copy of your medical records from your attending physician to provide proof that the injuries you did receive were not pre-existing injuries. The goal is to provide enough information so there is no doubt that you have been injured in an accident and you want to seek compensation.
Documentation of Lost Wages
Some injuries will prevent you from returning to work whether it was for a short amount of time or indefinitely. You will then need to provide proof of lost wages from the injuries and to do that you will need to obtain a note that is very detailed from your attending physician and have him or her list specific dates that you will be out of work.
Keep a record of who you talk to regarding your accident and who you specifically spoke to and that includes any contact you may have with the insurance companies. This will help plead your case if you need to go to court.
Witnesses to your case is going to be vital. These witnesses can see what happen prior to, during, and after the accident. Gather up witness contact information and give this list to your Injury Lawyer in Stouffville who will then contact them.