Filing a personal injury lawsuit to get compensation for neglect or abuse is the first step. There are many ways that you can increase or decrease your chances of winning the case. Here are the top five things that your loved one should not do during their personal injury case. This will ensure that they present the best case in court. Make sure your loved one does not:
This is huge. You and your loved one should never lie about any aspect of the case. Don’t lie about how the accident happened. Don’t lie about your loved one’s injuries. Make sure your loved one doesn’t lie if they have to appear at a deposition. Don’t lie in court (this constitutes perjury). If your loved one lies, it will catch up with them. Lies about the accident itself can become refuted by facts and evidence gathered by the defense. Lies about your loved one’s injuries can get discovered and revealed. Doctors and the defendant’s insurance company will try to disprove your loved one’s evidence. Perjuring oneself is never a good idea.
Exaggerate or Omit the Truth
It’s not really lying, but omitting facts related to the case can have negative consequences. Stick to the facts or your loved one will get caught, and their case will get harmed by it. The case might get thrown out altogether.
Fail to Document Injuries
Your loved one needs to document all their injuries. Your loved one can document injuries by visiting a doctor. They could take photographs of the injuries, and writing down everything that happened. If your loved claims that they suffered a broken wrist, there has to be a record of this injury with a doctor. Proof could include x-rays, doctor’s diagnosis, proof of visit to the doctor, surgery, etc. If your loved one doesn’t document the injury, it will be much harder to prove. This is especially true because personal injury cases can drag on for months or even years. Your loved one’s injury might heal by the time they actually go to court.
Take the Case Lightly
Your loved one want to show that they take the lawsuit seriously. If your loved one gets deposed, they should be professional and concise with their answers. When your loved one’s court date comes around, tell them not to show up late. They should also stay focused in court. Your loved one want to show that they are invested in this case and that compensation is important to them.
Try to Represent Themselves
Your loved one can represent themselves. But, it will make their life much easier to hire a personal injury lawyer to take care of the details of the case. Also, someone who’s trained to handle situations like this will establish a thorough argument. Hiring a personal injury lawyer is always in your loved one’s best interest if they want to win the case.
These are my top five tips on what not to do during your loved one’s personal injury case. In many ways, I know that avoiding these situations is common sense. But, I still think that this information is worth considering. To do everything you can to win the case, make sure you and your loved one follow the tips listed here.