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If you were injured during the holiday weekend, read this

The holiday weekend was likely a blast for most of our readers. After all, the weather was great and traffic was not completely unreasonable. Indeed, there were reports of fireworks accidents (e.g. New York Giants’ defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul) and people being injured through a collapsing deck (in North Carolina).

If you have been in an accident, your top priority should be recovering and getting back to full strength. However, you should not lose sight of the fact that you have rights and that you can be compensated for your injuries. At the same time, there are a number of things that accident victims need to prove in order to recover money damages.

Essentially, an accident victim must prove that the accused person failed to use reasonable care and that such a failure was the proximate cause of the accident that led to the victim’s injuries. While this may sound simple enough, there must be physical evidence to prove these elements.

This post will highlight a few ways an accident victim can obtain such information.

Medical records – Hospital notes and a doctor’s assessment can be helpful in proving one’s injuries and establishing a legal basis for recovering medical expenses.

Pictures and videos – Memories can fade quickly or be compromised by emotional trauma or injuries. Because of this, having pictures of the accident scene or of the vehicles involved can be helpful in proving negligence. This is where a cell phone can be useful.

Witness statements – Bystanders can be very helpful in recalling how an accident occurred, even if you can’t.

If you have additional questions about how to help your personal injury claim, an experienced attorney can help. 

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