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Evidence After an Accident

Kenison Law Office, PLLC Feb. 23, 2024

As soon as an accident occurs, there's a flurry of activity. Law enforcement arrives on the scene, people are interviewed, reports are filed, and medical attention is sought. Amid all this, you should start gathering evidence. Evidence plays a pivotal role in any personal injury claim. It's the cornerstone that helps establish liability and demonstrates the extent of damages suffered.

Without substantial evidence, it can be challenging to convince insurance companies or the court about the validity of your claim. Therefore, it's vital to gather and preserve evidence after an accident to fortify your case. 

At Kenison Law Office, PLLC, we've guided countless individuals through this process and have seen firsthand how important presenting robust evidence can be. Our practice areas cover a wide array of personal injury cases, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workers' compensation, construction accidents, and more.

We understand that dealing with such situations can be overwhelming, and we're here to guide you every step of the way until you receive fair and full compensation. While our firm is in Manchester, New Hampshire, we represent clients throughout the state, including those in Concord, Lebanon, Dover, Nashua, Berlin, and Littleton. 

Collecting Evidence at the Scene of an Auto Accident  

Auto accidents tend to leave a trail of physical evidence behind. If you're involved in one, it's essential to document the scene thoroughly. Photographs or videos of the vehicles involved, the surrounding area, and any visible damage can provide critical insight into the cause of the accident and help establish fault.  

Moreover, ensure you gather information from the other parties involved—their names, contact details, driver's license numbers, and insurance information. Witness testimonies can also play a critical role in supporting your presentation of events. So, if there are witnesses, don't forget to collect their names and contact information as well.  

Keeping Records of Your Damages  

Accidents can lead to various types of damages, both physical and financial. Keeping comprehensive records of these damages will help establish the extent of your injuries and the losses you have incurred. From medical records related to your injuries to receipts for medications or treatments, every piece of documentation counts. Also, track any expenses related to your injury, such as transportation costs for medical appointments or home modifications required for your recovery.  

Evidence in Medical Malpractice Claims  

When it comes to medical malpractice claims, gathering the necessary evidence often entails obtaining a comprehensive set of medical records. This includes not only doctor's notes, test results, and treatment plans but also any other relevant documentation that sheds light on the case, such as your personal journal detailing your experience.  

Additionally, consult with medical professionals who specialize in the specific field related to the claim. Their expert opinions can provide valuable insights into the standard of care and any deviations from it, further strengthening your case. By conducting a thorough and detailed investigation, you can build a solid foundation for a medical malpractice claim.

Evidence in Premises Liability Cases  

In premises liability cases, gathering compelling evidence is paramount. This should involve collecting photographs or videos that vividly depict the hazardous conditions that led to the injury. Additionally, maintenance records, incident reports, and witness statements play an integral role in establishing a strong case. It is of utmost importance to promptly document the dangerous conditions before any repairs or alterations take place, ensuring the preservation of critical evidence. 

How to Properly Gather and Store Evidence  

Preserving evidence entails various important steps. In addition to collecting evidence, it is essential to create and store digital copies of all relevant documents and photographs. These copies should be securely stored in a password-protected folder or a trusted cloud storage platform. By organizing the evidence systematically, you can ensure that it stays easily accessible and can be presented effectively when needed. 

For physical evidence, it is equally important to maintain a detailed record of the chain of custody. This record ensures the integrity and authenticity of the evidence by documenting its handling and movement from the moment it is collected until it is presented in a legal setting. By following these procedures meticulously, you can strengthen the credibility and reliability of the evidence, increasing its value in your legal proceedings. 

The Difference a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Make  

Having an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side can significantly impact your case. With our extensive background in insurance defense, we have an intricate understanding of both sides of personal injury cases. This allows us to craft innovative strategies, ensuring that you receive the justice and respect you deserve. From negotiating fair settlements to pursuing maximum compensation, we're dedicated to helping you rebuild and recover. 

Reach Out to Us at Kenison Law Office, PLLC 

Whether you've been involved in an auto accident or are dealing with medical malpractice claims, you're not just another case to us. You're an individual who deserves personalized attention and the best possible outcome for your case. If your case goes to trial, we'll stand by you, advocating for your rights and presenting the evidence in the most compelling manner possible.

If you’re anywhere in New Hampshire, reach out to Kenison Law Office, PLLC today, and let's work together to secure the justice and compensation you deserve.