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Navigating Motor Vehicle Accident Claims: Key Evidence Explained

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When you suffer severe injuries from a motor vehicle accident that wasn't your fault, you need to make sure that you have all of the appropriate evidence you need to convince the at fault driver's insurance company to pay you a fair and reasonable settlement. There's a lot of different evidence that you need that will not only convince the at-fault driver's insurance company to give you a fair settlement but it's also the evidence that you will need to prove your case at trial in front of a judge or jury should you need to do that. Number one, ensure that you get property damage photographs of the motor vehicles involved in the accident. You know the old saying pictures worth a thousand words. Serious property damage and serious damage to the motor vehicles will show exactly how severe the accident actually was. Number two, medical documentation; this is probably the most important thing. ER visits, physical therapy specialists, and showing and documenting your injuries whether it's a break in a femur, whether it's a spinal cord injury, a traumatic brain injury, you name it. Medical documentation and consistent treatment will demonstrate the severity of your injuries. Video surveillance of the accident scene. Now this is not always available. However, obviously if you get a video of how the accident happened, you really don't need any eyewitnesses. The video is what it is. This can be obtained If there's any businesses or complexes near where the accident scene happened that have cameras that may have picked up the motor vehicle accident. Also, you could look to see if any of the motor vehicles involved had dash cam or video footage that actually captured the motor vehicle collision. Eyewitness testimony. As I said usually there's not video surveillance available. Eyewitnesses, persons who actually saw the accident can provide an account to a judge, jury or in an affidavit form to the insurance company regarding how the accident happened from their perspective. And finally in serious injury cases usually involve significant lost wages, lost time of work. Documenting how much you were making through W-2s, pay stubs or supervisor affidavits can go a long way in proving that the lost wage and lost time of work in the future that you will incur because of the serious accident you were in. Now all of that said, as I mentioned earlier, the at fault driver's insurance companies in serious injury motor vehicle accident claims will fight you tooth and nail. It will absolutely require you filing a lawsuit against the other driver and going through the litigation process. The evidence I just went over is what you will need to prove your case a trial. And hopefully, if you get all the evidence you won't need to go that far and you'll get a fair settlement. If you have any questions regarding how a injured victim can bring a serious injury motor vehicle accident claim in the state of Maryland, feel free to call me. I do this every single day and would love to answer any questions you may have Thank you.