What Evidence of Immediate Medical Care Do I Need for My Claim?

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You must seek immediate medical care even if you do not notice any serious injuries in the aftermath of your personal injury incident. This is because you may regret not doing so if, in the future, you choose to pursue legal action against the negligent party. Read on to discover what evidence of immediate medical care you require and how a seasoned Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer at White Personal Injury can help collect supplemental proof.

What evidence of immediate medical care do I need for my personal injury claim?

You must allow paramedics and EMTs to attend to you while still at the scene of your incident. You must then allow them to escort you to the ambulance and take you to the emergency room. This is because the evidence that you may gather along the way is pivotal for your personal injury claim. That said, immediate medical care may afford you the following pieces of proof:

  • Photos and videos of your incurred injuries while you are still at the scene of your incident.
  • Medical documents that report the date and time in which you visited the emergency room for your incurred injuries.
  • Medical bills that itemize the cost of your ambulance transportation to the emergency room, along with the visit itself.
  • Statements by medical professionals that describe the types of injuries you incurred, their seriousness, and how they may affect your day-to-day life.
  • Doctor’s notes that lay out your prescribed treatment plan going forward, to properly heal from your incurred injuries.

If you do not collect this aforementioned evidence, then you allow the defense to argue the following points:

  • Your injuries are not directly correlated to the events of a personal injury incident.
  • Your injuries are not as serious as you have claimed in your personal injury lawsuit.
  • Your injuries do not cost as much as you have claimed in your personal injury lawsuit.

What other types of evidence do I need for my claim?

Aside from evidence of immediate medical care, there are other pieces of proof you may gather while still at the scene of your incident and afterward. Examples are as follows:

  • Photos of the overall scene of your incident and any of its contributory hazards.
  • Photos of the handicap assistive devices you use to aid your incurred injuries.
  • Surveillance camera footage of your personal injury incident playing out.
  • Statements by witnesses that describe the events that caused you to incur your injuries.
  • Statements by loved ones that describe how your incurred injuries have diminished your quality of life.

This is all to say that you must take your personal injury claim seriously. So pick up the phone and call a competent Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer today. Someone from White Personal Injury will be happy to answer.

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