Time is of the essence with personal injury cases. At the same time, the time right after an injury can be one of the most stressful to go to court. Many people don’t pursue cases they rightfully should because of these troubling times. If it’s been some time since your personal injury, you may think the window of time you can make a strong case has passed. While this could be the case, there are some thing you can check for that can help build your case long after.
If the injury was severe enough to impact your life to this day, you will have a stronger case in court. Seemingly innocuous injuries can cause great impact on a person even years later. You may not have thought it was going to be a lasting deal, back when it happened. Long-term complications arising at a later date can make for a good case in court.
Does Evidence Remain?
If you weren’t collecting evidence at the time of the injury, it is important to do so immediately. Much of the strongest leads are likely already gone, but there are still things to find. The scene has likely gone through too many changes for a photograph taken now to have much weight. See what records you can find from the time of the injury. Security footage is the best, investigate it immediately. Oftentimes only a limited amount of footage occupies limited storage. Also talk to anyone who was around at the time of the injury. They might be able to testify about the company conditions at the time.
New Evidence Unearthed
Another thing that can help your case is the emerging of new evidence. Maybe an inspection found things not up to code. Maybe an employee was recently caught lying about the workplace. Recent evidence can make a compelling story a long time after the injury happens.