You may be entitled to compensation for the damages you sustained in a crash caused by a negligent driver. Medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering are among the damages you can claim. However, you need to provide supporting evidence to recover compensation.
Beyond hospital bills, pay stubs or other receipts, one of the most important types of evidence for your car accident claim is medical evidence. This includes any records, documents or testimony that show the nature and extent of your injuries, the treatment you received and the impact of your injuries on your life.
Here is how medical evidence can strengthen your car accident claim and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
By establishing the severity of your injuries
Medical evidence can help prove the severity of your injuries. This can be used to show some effects of the crash that may not be apparent like your pain and suffering, as well as the impact on your ability to work, care for your family or enjoy your hobbies.
The element of causation is key in all car accident claims. You must prove that your injuries arose from the accident and were not pre-existing to recover compensation. Your medical records can state exactly when and how you got your injuries if you encounter claims of pre-existing injuries.
Take proper steps after a car crash
If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s important to seek medical attention right away and to keep records. This evidence can help your car accident claim and increase your chances of receiving a fair settlement. Proper legal guidance can help.