Lawsuits: Understanding the Process
Lawsuits are rarely your focus when living your day-to-day. Then one day you’re blindsided with a car crash, or other injury thanks to someone else’s ignorance. Whether you’re faced with short term, long term or permanent disability, you deserve compensation for someone else’s negligence.
Do you Have a Case?
At best, when you’re the victim of others’ negligence, it’s frustrating and stressful. At worst, these times can cost you income and/or your health. So if you’ve had to compromise your way of life directly or indirectly because of others, it’s a good time to contact a personal injury lawyer.
At the first indication you may need to consider filing a civil suit, there are a few initial steps to simplify the process. Essentially, documenting as much evidence as possible will make the entire process as easy as possible. It will also allow you to collect as much financial compensation as possible.
Lawsuit Evidence Collection
Your personal injury lawyer will conduct their due diligence when it comes to filing your suit and claiming your settlement. Afterall, they want to win as much as you do. There are, however, a few steps you can take to bring as much possible to the cause.
Your lawyer probably wasn’t there with you when the incident occurred. So help out your claim and make sure you collect as much evidence as you can at the time of the incident. Anything and everything to help you prove your case will be relevant.
You may be surprised which minute details are capable of changing the entire course of a civil suit. So collecting as much documentation as possible at the time of the incident includes everything from copies of IDs, insurance cards and license plates. It also never hurts to take pictures from as many angles as you can along with witness accounts and contact information.
Also be sure to take note of your surroundings. Pay special attention to traffic cameras, weather conditions and construction zones. If the incident occurred on private property or in a business, pay attention to- and take note of- the store conditions. In addition to notifying store personnel, ask for a copy of the incident report. And remember the business contact you spoke to regarding the incident.
Personal Injury Lawsuit Fundamentals
When considering whether or not you have a case, there are three unalienable components to consider. First off, was the business owner or responsible party directly or indirectly careless or ignorant? In other words, did the party either directly or indirectly cause you harm? If they did, then you have the first pillar for a personal injury lawsuit.
Second, has this person’s/company’s behavior responsible for personal injury? And, finally, has this personal injury resulted directly or indirectly in monetary liability? This monetary liability can include anything and everything from medical bills, lost wages, and/or pain and suffering. And this liability is something for which you should be compensated.
When people ignore their civil obligation, or blatantly defy it with negligence, they may be held responsible . . .” for their actions. So when it comes to understanding the various ways in which personal injury or negligence has impacted your daily life, Joe Nicastro, esq is your source.
Remaining open and fully functional during these trying times, Joe helps you determine your best possible route in pursuing any monetary damages you deserve.
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