If you have sustained personal injury on someone else’s property, you may be able to make a claim. The types and amount of evidence you’ll need vary from case to case, but here’s a quick guide to the evidence needed in a premises liability case.
The first things you’ll need are pictures. Try to obtain photographs of the site where you were injured. Take pictures of the hazard that prompted your injury to document the negligence evident on the premises. Also, photograph the injuries you sustained, if possible. Having a visible record of the damage the incident caused to your body will reinforce other pieces of evidence.
If you went to the hospital or doctor for medical attention because of the incident, you’ll need to secure the medical records of your visit. It will be helpful to show what kind of medical care you received and how it aligns with the photographic evidence of your injury. Also, keep a record of the bills you received for your medical care. This will be a key part of the evidence because it will play a large role in determining the amount you can settle for.
It’s important to have documentation outlining the lease and property ownership details of the negligent party. This evidence will define who exactly was responsible for your injury and what they’re required to do about it.
In addition to the property documentation, obtain a record of the negligent party’s insurance policies. This information will help your lawyer see exactly who is responsible for the negligence on the property and if there are other liable parties to involve.
A helpful piece of evidence to include is a statement from any witnesses. This may be difficult if you were injured in an isolated area, but it’s important to get the contact information and account of anyone who saw the incident happen. Try to obtain their perspective on the event while their memory is fresh. This will ensure that all necessary details are included in the suit.
This guide to the evidence needed in a premises liability case can help you get started on your journey to a legal settlement. If you have any questions, set up a free consultation with a legal professional here at Rossman Law Group. We offer legal counsel in several practice areas, so contact an Idaho personal injury attorney, birth injury attorney, or employment law attorney on our team today.