Each year thousands of people find themselves in court battling insurance companies to receive compensation for personal injury claims. While some claims are successfully settled without either party entering a courthouse, there are times when a company is determined to avoid admitting wrongdoing or making payment to an accident victim. One of the best ways to protect yourself from a company attempting to challenge your claim is by gathering evidence that supports your case. Having the type of evidence you need for your personal injury claim to be seen as valid will reduce your chances of having your case dismissed or not taken seriously.
Official reports that were completed at the time of the incident are some of the most important pieces of evidence in your claim. Not only do they establish when and where the injury occurred, they also show that the person or organization responsible for your injury was made aware of the incident. Useful reports include police reports completed by officers responding to the scene of a traffic accident, incident reports filled out by supervisors or managers at a business, workers’ compensation incident reports completed if an employee is injured, and even initial reports made by paramedics responding to the scene.