3 Elements You May Need To Win Your Car Accident Case

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There are times when winning car accident cases is easy, but there are other times when this can be hard to do. If you believe you are entitled to compensation from your recent car accident, you should realize that you will have a better chance of winning if you have these three elements present in your case.

Evidence That Proves Fault Of The Other Party

When the evidence is very clear in a car accident case, it can be easy to prove who is at fault; however, this is not always the case. There are times when the basic facts from a car accident do not clearly illustrate who is at fault, and this is what can make it difficult for a person to win a case. If you do not have the proof you need, you may experience problems with your case, but here are some ways you might be able to prove your side:

  • Obtain the police report from the accident
  • Talk to the eyewitnesses
  • Hire a professional to help you sift through the information you have

Your attorney can help you find the evidence you need to prove your case if you really were not at fault for your accident.

Evidence That Proves Your Injuries

Secondly, you will need to have evidence that proves you were injured from the case. Without injuries, you will not have a case, because personal injury cases are designed to offer compensation to victims of injuries. Proving physical injuries is not hard to do if you really got hurt. After all, you will simply need to submit copies of doctor bills and reports to prove the injuries.

The harder part is proving emotional injuries after an accident, yet this is not impossible either. A good way to do this is by keeping a log, or a journal, of your feelings. If you document the way you feel each day after your accident, it will be hard for a court to fight this. Not only should you state how you feel in your journal, but you should also add details about changes that you have made since the accident. For example, if you can no longer drive, explain in your journal how this is affecting you.

A Lawyer With An Outstanding Win Rate

Finally, you will need to hire a great attorney if you have very little evidence but want to win your case. One good way to compare personal injury lawyers is by their win rate. Some attorneys may advertise that they win 100% of their cases or slightly less, while others may not advertise their rates. You can always ask if you would like to know.

One important thing to keep in mind is that most personal injury attorneys do not charge fees for their services unless they win. This is called a contingency fee, and it is often around 33%. This means that if you hire an attorney and win the case, you will have to pay him or her 33% of the total settlement amount you receive.

The other important thing to know is that attorneys are often selective with the cases they agree to handle. This is because they know they will only earn money if they win, and they may not agree to take a case that has a good chance of losing, simply because they will not be earning any money if they do this.

If you want to win your car accident case and receive compensation that is sufficient for your injuries, you will have a better chance if you have these three elements. To learn more about car accident settlements and cases, talk to a personal injury lawyer today.  


5 June 2017