Evidence in a Court Case
Gathering evidence for a court case can quickly become overwhelming. Where do you start? What is good evidence? Who can get this evidence for you?
From the onset, understand that no one knows your story better than you. Your attorney will know everything surrounding the legal aspects, but as for the story and facts surrounding your event, you are the expert. Therefore, it seems logical that you will be the best source for gathering much of the evidence. As you think about the story of your emergency event, think about all of the communication that surrounds that event — before, during, and after.
For example, if you are a victim of domestic abuse, think about any emails you may have sent to family or friends describing any and all abuse incidents. Compile all of those emails and make a timeline of the dates. Those dates can then become a catalyst for remembering other corroborating events, like hospital visits, photos taken, phone calls made and texts sent to family or friends, 911 calls, etc. Now you have a list of resources from which you can draw for individual pieces of evidence that all tie together.