You bought a product and something went wrong. Now you’re hurt, confused, and overwhelmed. The manufacturer is to blame, but in order to get compensated for your injury you have a mound of paperwork that must be filled out. Making one mistake on this paperwork will cost you. To avoid falling victim yet again to the company that destroyed your health, you need to submit all of the necessary documentation.
What to Include in Your Documentation of an Injury
One of the most important ways that the company uses your documentation is to check if your injuries existed prior to the accident with the defective product. To carry this point, you need to submit a wealth of evidence showing how you were injured and how the injury has cost you financially and emotionally.
Here are five pieces of evidence that you must provide to get the maximum amount from your insurance company:
- A journal. You’re the one living with the pain day-in and day-out. Keeping a journal of how your injury impacts your daily activities will paint a picture of what you’re living with. If your case goes to court, this will be an important piece of evidence for the judge, so start tracking everything now.
- Evidence of the danger the product posed. You will also need to show how the product broke. More specifically, you will need to prove how the defective product hurt you. Gather evidence, such as the broken product, the clothes you were wearing at the time of the injury, pictures from the incident, and any other item that can support your story.
- Medical records. You will need to show specifically what happened to you when you were hurt. This can be shown through your medical records. Provide any imaging tests, blood results, and more to outline your exact injuries.
- Doctor’s notes. Your doctor can also go into further detail about what caused your injury and how the product left you hurt. Ask your doctor to include as much detail as possible. Also, request that he adds in your prognosis so that you can show the long-term impact of the dangerous product.
- Expert witness testimony. Depending on your injury, you might need an expert witness to show exactly how the accident happened. This can strengthen your case even more than just offering the evidence listed above.
Get Help From a Product Injury Lawyer
Documenting your injury is one of the most important ways you can get paid for the pain the manufacturer caused. Have questions about any of this? Talk to one of our dangerous product lawyers in Austin for more guidance on how to submit the right evidence and make it hard for the judge to deny you a fair settlement. Call us at 210-888-8888 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free case evaluation.