Evidence in a personal injury claim can be classified into two categories: physical evidence and non-physical evidence. Both can be crucial to your case, and helpful to demonstrate to the jury the harm you have suffered and the costs you have endured.Physical Evidence
Physical evidence refers to evidence that is tangible, and can be seen and physically understood by the jury. Physical evidence can be particularly impactful because it allows the jury to actually see and observe what happened. Physical evidence can manifest itself in a few different forms.
Non-physical evidence is meant to be presented as information or testimony to the jury. This information is usually factual or testimonial in nature, and intended to be presented to the jury to have them draw the intended conclusions from the evidence presented. Non-physical evidence often makes up the bulk of a case, as access to physical evidence may be limited.
When it comes time to gather evidence for a case, there are several ways to approach the process. Evidence can be gathered in a number of ways, however, not all of the evidence will be permissible in the courtroom. Regardless of what is permissible, when you first begin your case, you will want to come to your attorney with as much information as possible. Once your case begins, your attorney will help you with gathering evidence and sorting out what may or may not be allowed in court.What To Bring To Your Attorney
Most evidence in a personal injury case is obtained through the investigation and discovery phases, however, there are some things that you can initially bring to your attorney to help kick start the case. If you have any photographs or videos of the incident, or know of any potential witnesses, these things can help your case get a head start when your attorney begins investigating.Investigation
Investigation can be done by either your attorney, or a hired private investigator. During the investigation phase, your attorney or a designated investigator will delve deeper into the facts of the case. Facts will come to light, and be introduced into the court record. During this time, there may be brief admissibility hearings to decide if the evidence will be allowed to be considered in court.Discovery
Discovery is the term that describes the process where the defense and plaintiff reveal their evidence and legal strategies to one another prior to moving to the courtroom. This give you and your attorney an opportunity to review all evidence of the case and prepare for a trial.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of someone else's negligence, you will want the help of a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney. Don't let your injuries go without fair and proper compensation. Contact the personal injury legal team at Tenn And Tenn today.