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When you’ve been injured due to someone’s negligent or reckless behavior, you certainly deserve to be compensated for your injuries. When you bring a personal injury lawsuit, you must prove the nature and extent of your injury to the court and that your injury was caused by the defendant. In order to do this effectively, you must provide evidence to the court – whether through medical records, expert testimony, witness statements, and even physical evidence where available. Depending on the accident or injury you’re dealing with, there may be photographs of the scene of the accident, damaged objects, copies of reports you made to medical professionals or law enforcement, or other forms of evidence. Since evidence is so important, try to preserve as much of it as you can at the time the accident occurs. Often, the assistance of an attorney is needed relatively soon after the accident to assist you with collecting all the important types of evidence you’ll need in your case.