- August 5, 2017
- In car Accident
When you are injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. However, just because it may seem like a slam dunk case to you, it does not mean that it is.
In order to get compensation, you will need to actually prove that the other party caused the accident and that your injuries were caused by the accident. This typically two-step process is not always easy. Your car accident attorney needs to compile evidence to prove that your injuries were the result of another party’s negligence.
Proving Your Car Accident Claim
As the injured party in a car accident claim, you have the burden of proving that the other motorist was at fault in causing the accident and your injuries. This means that you have to prove your version of the story and the injuries you have suffered.
Your Los Angeles car accident attorney will need to use certain key pieces of evidence to prove how a car accident happened. Key evidence include:
- Photographs of the scene of the accident, such as skid marks on the road
- Photographs of the damage to your vehicle
- Surveillance video or dash cam videos
- A police report (if the police were called to the scene of the accident)
- Witness statements
Proving Your Damages
Your attorney will also need to prove the full extent of the damages that you have suffered in the accident. An experienced attorney will may use any of the strong key evidence to prove the full extent of your injuries:
- Medical reports
- Medical billings
- Hospital reports
- Statements from your loved one (to prove how the injuries have impacted your life)
- Statements from your health care providers
Once your LA car accident attorney is able to prove your damages, you may be entitled to:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
Since you need strong evidence to prove that both the accident was caused by the other party and that you were injured as a result, it is important that you help your attorney gather as much evidence as possible to successfully prove your claim.
Consult with a Car Accident Attorney in Los Angeles
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas today at 888.848.5084.