In order to prove your accident case, there’s a couple of things you have to prove. You have to prove that the other party was liable for the accident, that they caused it, and of course, in the accident you were injured. The other thing is that not only were you injured, but what’s the value of your injury? Was it a small accident where you had minor injuries and your medical bills were $500, you’d have to establish the full extent of all of your damages, but if you were seriously injured, of course you’d do the same, but your injuries would be much more. You’d have to prove through the medical bills, again the medical records, what the value was to an extent of your physical injuries.
There’s also pain and suffering, quite a few other different types of damages, so you have to prove both. For example, if you prove the other party was liable but you were slightly injured, you could recover $100 from the jury in a trial, so what amount of damages you can receive as compensation has to be established through documentation, through your testimony, the testimony possibly of your family if they see you in pain, that type of thing.