The coverage of document listing provided here are considered to be critical for staking the claim for compensation at the court of law. They need to be prepared by your personal injury lawyer according to the norms and guidelines specified in the books of law. You need to sign them in original and preserve the copies for verification during the trials stage.
The lawyers at yourlawyer.com/new-york-personal-injury can give you a complete list of critical documents needed. Some of them are letter of claim, claim form, claim particulars, schedule of loss, medical reports and the analysis reports of evidences.
Letter of claim
This is a document which contains the request for claim along with the reasons. Your personal injury lawyer will explain the actual incident as it happened from your point of view.
- The document lists out the breach of law by the defendant. For this your lawyer needs to indicate the aspects negligence and writes out the clauses from the personal injury and negligence law to prove his point. For example one of the points could be related to over speeding by the defendant driver. In the details column he may specify the sections of the traffic regulation which forbids the driver from driving beyond a particular speed limit in the accident spot zone. This has to be supported with the evidence for over speeding by the defendant driver.
- Your lawyer will make all the efforts to keep this document free from ambiguous points. He takes care of describing the incident location, time of accident, causes of the accident, including the alleged negligence on part of the defendant.
- After writing down the narrations of the incident and the causes, the letter focuses on the claim details. Here each claim has to be followed by a brief and accurate description and references to the attached evidences. For example your lawyer may consider loss of income as one point. The description could be related to how the accident and injury has affected your income 9during the treatment and recovery period). This has to be supported with references to your employment/business records, proof of salary/ income etc,
This is the pre printed format which needs to be filled and signed by your personal injury lawyer and you. This has many points of reference to the letter of claim and the records which contain details of the evidences and witness statements. Once the form is duly filled and signed, your lawyer will stamp his seal and submit it to the court of law along with the original letter of claim and the documents of proof. The objects of proof need to be presented at the court of law during the trials. You must remember that your lawyer may not be able to add any new evidences and documents which are not specified in the original latter of claim and the claim form. if any such objects or documents have to be presented at the last minute before trial, the explicit permission of the court will be required along with no objection from the defendant lawyer.