There are several factors that can improve your personal injury case better and lead to victory in court.
Without evidence, you have no case. To make the most of your claim, it is important to be prepared from the start. When an accident happens, collect any and all information that may help support your claim. Take pictures, speak to any witnesses and get their information, call the police or ambulance and go to the hospital right away. If the witness is in a rush, and unable to give the statement at the time of the accident, just get his or her name and contact information. You can send a letter afterward, requesting a detailed statement. If you do this, you will be ahead of the game.
You should immediately be evaluated at a hospital. The insurance company and jurors may assume that you suffered no injury or did not experience real pain if you do not seek medical evaluation promptly. Do not skip treatments, and follow all of your doctor's recommendations.
Tell your medical providers of all your complaints and symptoms, no matter how minor they may seem. You also should keep thorough notes and records of the medical data and bills as well as any documents relating to lost wages. All of that can be evidence in your case.
Be honest with your attorney. Tell them everything! Do not hide information from your attorney, even if are embarrassed or think it will prejudice your case. The truth may hurt, but your silence will hurt much more. Always assume everything will come out during the course of your case, and if you give your attorney time, they will figure out the best way to deal with it.
If you hide some information which is later discovered, you will look untruthful in the eyes of the jury. Many cases are won or lost based on who the jury finds more credible.
Stay off of social media! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, are not private, and your activity on those sites, can be used against you in your case. Tell your friends and family never to post photos of you. Social media posts are being gathered in the court as evidence and can hurt your case.
Finally, be patient. Your personal injury attorney will do everything in their power to resolve your case as quickly as possible. Remember, they do not get paid until your case is over! Under certain circumstances, cases can resolve very quickly through settlement. However, the litigation process is complex, and the legal system is designed to protect everyones rights, including the parties you are suing.
Your case is the only opportunity you will have to receive compensation for your injuries, so be patient and let the process run its course. Keep the faith and trust your attorney and you might be surprised what they will be able to do for you.
We here at the Platta Law Firm are the one to be trusted, as we understand all of the above and know a lot more how to strengthen and win your case. You can call us for a free consultation at 212-514-5100.