Evidence That Can Help Your DBA Injury Case
The more evidence you present to your attorney, the greater the chance of a favorable outcome in your DBA case. A few good ways to corroborate your injury case include:
You should always document the effects of your accident and the progression of your injuries with pictures whenever possible, and email the photos to yourself to prove when the photos were taken. If you did not take pictures yourself, hospitals may have their own photographs of bruises, bleeding, stitches, and scars.
Email records are much better evidence than phone calls, as most phone conversations are not recorded and are up to interpretation by the court. Emails are time stamped and dated, and are a way to prove what was or was not said by your employer or insurer. Be sure to save both the emails you sent to the company as well as those that were sent to you.
In addition to contacting people who saw the accident, you should gather statements from those who saw your injury during your recovery. You can ask them to send you an email or a written letter with their recollection of events, and ask them to describe what happened afterward. They may have seen you limp, saw what caused you to trip, and other details you may not remember.
If you do not have a copy of your incident report or you failed to report your injury, you should remedy the situation as quickly as possible. Read through our free book, DBA Resource Guide, for more tips on collecting evidence and building your strongest case.