Goals of An Car Wreck Attorney

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Usually, getting injured physically or mentally is considered as a personal injury. Sometimes it may include both damages well. And to deal with the consequences of a personal injury you have go in action with personal injury laws. So if you think your personal injury is caused by someone’s negligence then you have to get a personal injury attorney and go through the lawsuit process. Here I am describing the process in an easy way so that you can deal with it more precisely.

  1. Starting a Case

After getting a personal injury attorney he or she will file a lawsuit in the court. This document is called pleading. Then some other documents will be submitted by your lawyer as well. It will depend on the nature of your case and your position in one.

  1. Disclosure of Information

The federal court recommends disclosing all necessary facts and info since 1940. This ensures the amount of “surprises” to a minimum. This step requires interrogations, document production and depositions etc. This step also requires giving all facts about the case. So you have to be honest with your attorney. And your opponent’s attorney will try everything to challenge your statement. So always consult your lawyer before facing the other attorney.

  1. Negotiation

At this step the car wreck attorney will arrange for a settlement to resolve the case. In easy words, the defendant agrees to pay the required value asked by the victim. Only the victim can accept or refuse a settlement offer. So the defendant’s lawyer is obliged to offer the best possible deal. But if this step fails then the case will face a trial.

  1. Trial

In this stage a judge or jury considers the necessary information to reach a decision. And this is determined by the “preponderance of evidence.” A personal injury trial will include the following stages:

  • Jury Selection
  • Opening Statements
  • Testimony of witness and Cross-Examination
  • Closing Statements
  • Jury Instruction
  • Jury Deliberation and Verdict

The trial can be the final destination of a case. But if someone appeals on the judgment then the case will be reconsidered by different trials at different courts. So an appeal can result in both solution and re-trials. And thus, either the case ends or keeps up going. But it is in everyone’s best interest to solve the case as soon as possible, and you should do that too! Well remember what Eldridge Cleaver said, “You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.” So always try to take part in the solution.

 

Stephen Owen (Your Personal Injury Attorney)

 

 

 

8 Comments
  1. Smearson

    May 19, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Each state has motor vehicle laws governing how drivers are expected to behave on the road. In certain circumstances, violating a motor vehicle law gives rise to a “presumption” of negligence — meaning that the defendant must present evidence to prove that he or she was not negligent (rather than requiring the plaintiff to prove that the defendant was negligent).

  2. Pat S.

    May 20, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    In some recent cases, plaintiffs have argued (and some courts have agreed) that a driver was legally at fault for the accident (“negligent,” in legalese) because the driver used a cell phone immediately before or during the collision.

    In other cases, injured plaintiffs have also been found to have contributed to the accident because they were using a cell phone while driving.

  3. Hawkins

    May 21, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    An increasing number of states and municipalities prohibit the use of cell phones while driving, exposing drivers to penalties such as fines. (To learn more about state cell phone laws and tips for driving safely, read A articles Cell Phones and Driving: State Laws and Cell Phones and Driving in California.) But did you know that in addition to breaking the law, using a cell phone while driving may also expose you to a lawsuit if you are involved in a car accident? Here’s an update on some of the latest legal developments regarding cell phone use and car accidents.

  4. Taylor

    May 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    The person who brings the lawsuit (called the plaintiff) must show that the defendant (the person being sued) was negligent. (For more on how to prove your personal injury case, see A article Car Accidents: Proving Fault.)
    The law required the defendant to be reasonably careful. In car accident cases, the law requires drivers to be careful when encountering anyone they meet on the road — passengers, persons in other vehicles, and pedestrians — so this one is a given. This is called the “duty of reasonable care.”

  5. Gordon FG

    May 24, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    The most common cause of trucking accidents is driver error. In fact, drivers of large trucks are ten times more likely to be the cause of the crash than other factors, such as weather, road conditions, and vehicle performance, according to a recent study released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA found that the action or inaction by drivers was the critical reason for 88 percent of crashes.

  6. Slash

    May 25, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Vigilance and keeping a proper lookout. Drivers have a duty to be alert and to maintain a careful lookout for other vehicles, pedestrians, and road hazards. Drivers are expected to see the things that an ordinary, prudent person would see. A failure to keep a proper lookout — by, for example, failing to take care when driving by a road construction site or a school crossing — can constitute negligence.

  7. Kelvin H.

    May 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    The plaintiff must show evidence of his or her injuries and other monetary losses to be compensated. If you are the plaintiff, it’s important to keep complete and detailed records of all injuries, medical expenses, and property damage. (For more information on documenting your damages, see A article Personal Injury Accidents: Preserve Evidence.)

  8. Timmothy S.

    May 27, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Negligence is a legal theory often used in car accident cases. A driver must use care to avoid injuring other motorists, passengers, or pedestrians — basically, anyone that he or she encounters on the road. If a driver is not reasonably careful and injures someone as a result, the driver is liable for injuring the accident victim.

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