Sometimes after a personal injury, litigation is the more reliable option for recovery over negotiations. If you or a loved one were involved in an accident that resulted in a debilitating injury or death, you may need to move straight into litigation territory. While it’s never an easy experience navigating the legal ins and outs of litigation, the personal injury lawyers of Genthe Law Firm are prepared to help you get through the process unscathed. Here are our top tips for preparing to take your personal injury case in front of a judge.
Discuss the Process With Your Legal Team
Never run headfirst into a legal battle without first consulting with your personal injury lawyer. An experienced personal injury lawyer has likely witnessed and won a case similar to yours; so they will have plenty of suggestions and ideas for helping you build a strong case. Your side of the story is the most important part of crafting a compelling argument for compensation, so, leave your story in the hands of legal professionals that can create a case no judge could deny.
Gather All Evidence of Your Personal Injury
In order to build the said case, your personal injury lawyer will need as much information as possible about your accident and personal injury. The claims investigation a lawyer creates leading up to litigation is truly what helps build up the strength of a case. Be prepared to present your lawyer with the following evidence:
- Police records from the accident
- Photos of the accident
- Photos of your injury
- Statements from anyone involved in the accident
- Witness statements
- Hospital records
- Hospital bills
Document Your Total Financial Losses
Remember to take some time to accurately document all financial losses that resulted from your accident. Evidence of lost wages and hospital bills are all essential pieces of proof that can help your lawyer add more fuel to the fire during case creation.
Do Not Take Any Actions That Could Damage Your Case
We’ve said it before and will stick to our guns. It’s essential to never do anything drastic or foolish that could damage your personal injury case. From social media posts that show you have a wild time at a party to take a long, expensive vacation during recovery; anything you do that even indicates you aren’t as injured as you appear could swing your case in the favor of opposing parties.
Reach Out for a Final Settlement Attempt
Finally, no one really wants to go to court. Sit down with your personal injury lawyer and determine a compensation rate that you’d be happy to settle with. Before heading into litigation, have your lawyer approach the opposing party’s legal team and see if there is any room for settlement.
Collect the Compensation You Deserve With Genthe Law Firm
Don’t let a personal injury result in piles of unpaid medical bills that leave your family drowning in debt. Let the personal injury lawyers of Genthe Law Firm help you collect the money insurance companies and third parties owe you. We approach every case with compassion and the drive to deliver the results our clients want to see. Our Genthe Guarantee even ensures that you won’t pay us a dollar until we’ve recovered for you. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a member of our team.