Determining if you have enough evidence to win a personal injury case can be difficult, but with the right team of lawyers, it can be easier than you think. At JD Haas & Associates, we help clients determine whether their case may be winnable based on a set criteria:
● You can prove that someone is liable for the accident
● You can establish that your injuries stemmed from the accident
● You verify your injuries caused you severe physical, emotional, or financial harm
● The compensation you are seeking exceeds the legal fees you accumulate to pursue the claim
How to Establish Liability
To prove someone else was liable for the injuries you suffered, you have to provide evidence to determine it was their negligence or carelessness that led to the incident.
Some types of evidence include:
● A police report from the officers who came to the scene
● Eyewitnesses who are willing to backup your claim
● Visual evidence, such as photos or videos that show the accident
● Anything the liable party may have said
After you’re able to establish liability in your personal injury case, you then must have sufficient evidence to prove the other party’s liability.
Examples of evidence you and your team can present include:
● Reports of diagnosis from your doctors
● Your medical records and reports
● Proof of any treatment you received
● Statements, either written or verbal, from a medical expert
● Proof of any additional treatment, such as medication, physical therapy, or in-home care
Proving Your Injuries Caused Harm
When you’re injured due to a negligent accident, your life may have changed in a variety of ways. To have a solid personal injury case, you have to provide sufficient evidence your life changed because of the accident.
Examples you can use include:
● The sum of all medical bills from your treatment
● Lost wages or benefits if you had to miss a significant amount of work
● Other forms of damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of lifestyle, or loss of consortium
Who Determines the Outcome of the Case?
In most of these cases, there are two parties that determine the legitimacy of your claim and who wins the case.
● When you file a personal injury claim against another party, usually their insurance company handles the claim. The company’s adjuster will determine whether to reject or claim or work toward a settlement.
● If both sides agree on a settlement, then the case is closed and you get compensation. Otherwise, you have the option of filing a lawsuit in court if things don’t go the way you like.
A Judge or Jury
● After you have filed a lawsuit against the party you believe is at fault, the case will proceed through the litigation process until a judgement is made. Depending on the type of lawsuit, a jury or judge will determine the outcome.
Contact JD Haas & Associates Today
If you’re looking for an experienced team of lawyers to help you navigate your personal injury case, contact JD Haas & Associates today. To learn more or receive a free case evaluation, call us at 952-345-1025, or message us on our contact page.