- Get a sample of whatever it is that is making you sick. If it’s mold, get a sample and put it in a bag. Also hire a company to test the air. You should do this if there are dangerous gases causing you to become sick also.
- Go to a medical doctor preferably a toxicologist as soon as possible. They will be able to run tests to confirm what is causing you to become sick. Sometimes they need to take blood. It is best to do this as soon as possible because if you wait too long a doctor might not be able to confirm what is making you sick.
- Take photographs or video of your symptoms like a rash or if you’re bleeding. Photographs of injuries are compelling and far more effective in demonstrating what you have been through than medical records. Doctor’s are often not very descriptive and will use cold medical jargon to describe your injuries. A photo or video shows the injury in vivid detail that a juror can relate to.
- Photograph whatever it is that made you sick. If it is mold take a photo of the mold as you found it. That way there is some evidence of what the mold looked like and where it was located before it was remediated. If there is a broken pipe leaking gas, photograph the broken pipe.
- Get witnesses. If anybody saw you sick or saw the mold, get their information: phone number, address, and email. Give that to your attorney so they can contact them later. Independent witnesses are very persuasive with the jury.
As you can see, the key to getting the most for your case is collecting evidence early on. Collect evidence of what is hurting you and your medical treatment. Sometimes if you wait until you hire an attorney and ask them to do the evidence collecting, it can be too late.