If you have been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be suffering from significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. These situations often lend themselves to the injured party taking legal action against the party that caused them to become injured. One of the most important components of any personal injury case is that you, the injured party, will be required to fulfill something that is known as the burden of proof.
What is the burden of proof?
One of the key aspects in personal injury cases is that the injured party must prove that the other party’s negligence caused them to become seriously injured. This requirement is known as the burden of proof. In the state of Maryland, there are a number of ways that you can fulfill the burden of proof to show that if the other party had taken greater care, the accident may not have happened.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
Proving the negligence of the other party isn’t always as easy as it may seem but with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, it can be done. In order to fulfill the burden of proof, it is important that you start collecting evidence as soon as possible, even at the scene of the accident. Depending on the type of accident, you may need to call 911 and have a police officer make a report of the accident, which can be very helpful in proving your case. The officer will make an assessment of what caused the accident, take statements from any witnesses, and can determine who the negligent party was. Additionally, if you call 911, emergency medical technicians may be sent to the scene where they can document your injuries as soon as they occur. Be sure to keep track of all other medical examinations in the future to have proof of how your injuries progressed after the accident. Other ways to fulfill the burden of proof include taking photos or videos of the scene of the accident and the cars involved, obtaining surveillance footage, and obtaining weather reports if snow or ice was a factor. The sooner you begin the process of collecting evidence, the better.
If you need assistance with any personal injury matters, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Howard County, Maryland who have been charged with a crime. If you are facing criminal charges, let our firm explore all possible defenses and fight to protect your future. We also represent individuals who have been injured by the negligence of another party. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.