How to Fulfill the Burden of Proof

When you are facing a personal injury case, proving that the liable party was negligent and that their negligence resulted in your injuries is one of the most important aspects of your claim. This is the burden of proof and it is necessary to fulfill for a personal injury case to be successful. If your case lacks evidence that the party that you believe caused your accident was negligent, there is a possibility that your case will be thrown out.

When a person is severely injured, it is likely that they will be unable to work for a period of time while they heal. Personal injury cases involve victims of such injuries seek justice against the liable party who caused their injuries in order to receive damages. Damages can provide for victims of accidents while they are unable to work. To receive this compensation, the burden of proof will have to be fulfilled.

Ways to increase your chances of fulfilling the burden of proof:

After you have been injured, it is best to have a plan in place, should you choose to take legal action down the line. In order to satisfy the burden of proof and to receive the compensation you deserve, follow each of the following steps, no matter the circumstances of your injuries:

  1. No matter the location of your accident, alert the authorities. The police will be able to create a safer scene and conduct a police report.
  2. The police should also bring medical assistance to the scene.
  3. Seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Once you have been treated, collect all medical documentation relating to your injuries.
  4. Photograph the scene and hazards that caused your injuries.
  5. Photograph your injuries.
  6. Talk with any witnesses to your accident and collect their contact information.
  7. Retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will use the evidence you have collected along with their services to satisfy the burden of proof.

An example of someone who may need to satisfy the burden of proof in a personal injury claim includes someone who has been involved in a slip and fall accident in a supermarket. The best way to prep for a personal injury claim in these circumstances is to document the scene as much as possible by following the above steps. Most importantly, you will reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve by collecting their own evidence such as security footage and witness statements. Reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today to begin this process.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.