When it comes to personal injury cases, gathering and presenting solid evidence is essential for establishing liability, demonstrating damages, seeking fair compensation, and ultimately winning the case. Among the array of evidence available, business records play a vital role in supporting both plaintiffs and defendants in their quest for justice. These records shed light on the circumstances surrounding the incident and can be the difference maker in a personal injury case.
In this brief read brought to you by the Law Offices of Andrew Zeytuntsyan, we’ll explore some business records that are especially valuable in personal injury cases. Please note that this information serves as a general guide, and it is not a substitute for legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances. Give us a call if you would like to consult with a personal injury attorney in Cypress.
Surveillance footage from security cameras can confirm or even contradict the plaintiff's version of events, or it can provide evidence that mitigates or increases the defendant's liability.
Incident reports filed with businesses or establishments where the injury occurred can provide documentation of the incident, including dates, times, and descriptions of the event.
Records documenting regular maintenance, inspections, or repairs can help establish that the defendant fulfilled their duty of care and acted reasonably to prevent the incident. Lack of this documentation can be presented as negligence on the part of the property owner or defendant.
Business records containing, or lacking, internal policies and procedures related to safety protocols can demonstrate that the defendant took, or did not take, reasonable measures to prevent accidents or injuries.
Similarly, training records can demonstrate that employees or agents received proper training and were knowledgeable about safety procedures, reducing the defendant's potential liability.
Emails, memos, and other internal communications discussing safety concerns, incidents, or even the defendant's response to the accident can provide valuable insights into the defendant's liability related to the incident.
Medical records detailing the extent of injuries and treatment received play a crucial role in establishing the damages suffered by the plaintiff. They can even be used to counter the plaintiff’s claim.
Employment records can demonstrate the impact of the injury on the plaintiff's ability to work. These records can detail loss of income, missed opportunities, and diminished earning capacity.
These are just a few examples of the business records that can significantly impact personal injury claims, and the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Andrew Zeytuntsyan leave no stone unturned in our search for the facts. Our expertise will help ensure that you have the strongest evidence to support your claim and increase your chances of achieving a favorable outcome.
If you or someone you care about has suffered a personal injury due to the negligence or fault of someone else, then give us a call to consult with a personal injury lawyer. Our initial consultation is FREE of charge!