If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation for all resulting damages. However, before you can recover any compensation, you’ll need to prove the kinds of damages you’ve incurred and their value.
Read on to learn about the common types of evidence used by personal injury attorneys to prove damages:
Your claim can account for any reasonable and necessary costs associated with diagnosing and treating the injuries resulting from your accident. Your lawyer might use the following evidence to prove your medical expenses:
If your injuries are serious, you might have to miss a considerable amount of work during your recovery. Fortunately, your claim can account for lost income and earning capacity.
Your attorney will need documentation to prove these damages, which may include pay stubs, income tax returns, 1099s, contracts, and statements from financial institutions. It may also be necessary to bring in financial experts to provide testimony, especially if you intend to pursue compensation for lost earning capacity.
Accident victims often incur miscellaneous expenses such as childcare, alternative transportation, and domestic help. As long as these costs are reasonable, necessary, and the direct result of the incident, they might be recoverable. Be sure to keep any bills, invoices, and receipts for these expenses.
In the state of Indiana, personal injury claimants can seek compensation for the following non-economic damages:
Your lawyer might use the following evidence to prove non-economic damages:
It’s wise to call an attorney as soon as you decide to file a claim. Seeking legal counsel immediately after the accident will give your lawyer the opportunity to gather time-sensitive evidence while it’s still available. It will also provide plenty of time for settlement negotiations. And with a seasoned legal ally by your side from day one, you may be less likely to make a mistake that could jeopardize your ability to recover a fair settlement.
If you want to file a personal injury claim in Indiana, contact Ball Eggleston. Our attorneys have recovered more than $200 million for accident victims and their families. Call (765) 742-9046 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer in Lafayette.
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