If you were injured because of someone else's negligence, it is up to you to prove that they were responsible. That's why it will help to know the evidence that you need when filing a personal injury lawsuit.
You must have suffered some sort of notable injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. This means that there will be medical records to back up your claim of an actual injury. Simply slipping and falling is not enough, since a recovery without an injury does not mean the other party is liable for anything.
If the police came out to the scene of the accident and made a report, then you'll definitely want a copy of that report for a personal injury lawsuit. The police report is a third party's observation about what happened, with statements taken from all parties involved.
Were there people around that saw the accident when it happened? Their witness statements can be a huge help in your injury case. They saw what happened firsthand, and are often a neutral party as well. If you don't have security camera footage, an eyewitness can be the next best thing to strengthen your case.
Any photographs that you have regarding your injury are going to help strengthen your case. You'll want photographs from the scene of the accident to show how the accident happened. If it is a car crash, you'll want the position of how the cars ended up after the impact. If it is a slip and fall, seeing the conditions of the ground can help prove your case before the responsible party fixes the issue.
You will also want to take photographs of your injury as well. This can help document how bad the injury was, as well as your recovery to show how long you were suffering from the injury.
Were you wearing clothing at the time of the accident that became bloodied or torn? This could help demonstrate your condition at the time of the accident. You'll just want to preserve the clothes as much as possible so that any rips or blood on the clothing remains on it. This can help show the extent of an impact and how bad it really was.
It's important that you write down your narrative about what happened soon after the accident. It's easy to forget key details about a case many months or years later, and your narrative can be what you need to help jog your memory about what happened.
Reach out to a personal injury attorney to learn more.