How to Act In Personal Injury Law

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Suppose you are riding a bicycle. Suddenly you tripped on a brick and fell. As a result you end up with some bruises and your bicycle got a damaged wheel. Now will you calculate both damages together? No, your bicycle’s damage will be considered as damage to property, and hurting yourself will be considered as a personal injury.

There are a few things to do both before and after a personal injury case. About doing what to do before, there’s nothing much as an accident is unpredictable. All you can do is stay aware of yourself and surroundings. But with other people getting in your way it doesn’t work that well. So if you do face a personal injury case, go through like I advise you to here.

After an Accident:

After an accident it’s really hard to keep yourself in one place. If are still conscious after a personal injury then try to do the followings:

  1. Call emergency services; don’t hesitate to call the police.
  2. Don’t panic, stay calm and look for help. If someone else is hurt at the same event then try to help them as well. Unless you are not a position aid.
  3. Take pictures. This will be really helpful as evidences. And it may determine later the cause of the injury.
  4. Get medical attention. Don’t hesitate to get the best possible medical care ignoring expenses.
  5. Get a personal injury lawyer to handle your case. Your lawyer will carry out the rest while you can some rest.

And if you are in a position to do some more then you can strengthen up your position by doing the followings:

  1. Collect necessary evidences. They can point out who negligence caused the accident.
  2. Try to measure the amount of damages caused by the accident. This may include your medical expense and bills, hospital visits, any lost work or wages.
  3. Write down whatever you remember regarding the accident.
  4. Get the contact information of witnesses. Get in touch with them to verify the information.
  5. Try to avoid contacting anyone else besides your lawyer. And if you need to do that then consult your lawyer before it.

 

You may find these a bit complicated. But you have to stay easy and not take any pressures. But the personal injury law can be complicated also. “You can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.”– That’s what Gillian Anderson said. Just like that you will need to defend your position strongly to win a case and that does why never lose hope. So keep calm, and make our stand!

 

Stephen Zee

7 Comments
  1. Yank Hardman

    March 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    If you’re going to trial, chances are you have legal counsel at your side. But if you’ve made it this far on your own, you may want to consider hiring a personal injury lawyer to help guide you through what is typically a complex process. A good first step is to get in touch with a seasoned attorney, who will analyze your case free of charge.

  2. Anthony L.

    March 22, 2015 at 5:30 am

    Most states require that a 12-person jury in a personal injury case be unanimous in finding for the plaintiff or the defendant, though some states allow for verdicts based on a majority as low as 9 to 3. If the jury fails to reach a unanimous (or sufficient majority) verdict and finds itself at a standstill (a “hung” jury), the judge may declare a “mistrial,” after which the case may be dismissed or the trial may start over again from the jury selection stage.

  3. Louis Campbell

    March 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    After receiving instruction from the judge, the jurors as a group consider the case through a process called “deliberation,” attempting to agree on whether the defendant should be held liable for the plaintiff’s claimed injuries, and if so, the appropriate compensation for those injuries. Deliberation is the first opportunity for the jury to discuss the case — a methodical process that can last from a few hours to several weeks. Once the jury reaches a decision, the jury foreperson informs the judge, and the judge usually announces the verdict in open court.

  4. Joseph M.

    March 24, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Similar to the opening statement, the closing argument offers the plaintiff and the defendant in a personal injury dispute a chance to “sum up” the case, recapping the evidence in a light favorable to their respective positions. This is the final chance for the parties to address the jury prior to deliberations, so in closing arguments the plaintiff seeks to show why the evidence requires the jury to find the defendant legally responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries. In turn, the defendant tries to show that the plaintiff has fallen short of establishing the defendant’s liability for any civil judgment in the plaintiff’s favor.

  5. Martin J

    March 25, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    When a personal injury lawsuit involves multiple parties (i.e. where three individual plaintiffs sue one defendant, or one plaintiff sues two separate defendants), attorneys representing each party may give their own distinct opening arguments.

  6. Timmothy SK

    March 26, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Plaintiffs have a limited time in which to file a lawsuit, called a “statute of limitations.” Generally speaking, the period of time dictated by a statute of limitations begins when the plaintiff is injured or discovers the injury.
    Also at this stage, both the plaintiff and the defendant may exclude a certain number of jurors through use of “peremptory challenges” and challenges “for cause.” A peremptory challenge can be used to exclude a juror for any reason (even gender and ethnicity in civil cases), and a challenge for cause can be used to exclude a juror who has shown that he or she cannot be truly objective in deciding the case.

  7. Jennifer T.

    March 27, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Once the plaintiff and defendant each have had an opportunity to present their case and to challenge the evidence presented by the other, both sides “rest,” meaning that no more evidence will be presented to the jury before closing arguments are made.

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