September 23, 2013
If you are in the midst of or preparing for a car accident claim, there are several things you can do to improve the chances of a successful resolution for your case.
It goes without saying that if you couldn’t settle with the other party or insurance company and you have to prove your case in a courtroom, you’ll want to proceed only after hiring an attorney as your adviser. You’ll have a better chance of winning the suit when you have representation and be able to prove your damages more effectively. Therefore, you’ll collect the maximum amount of compensation to which you’re entitled.
3 Things You Can Do to Build Your Case
No matter where you are in the litigation or claims process, there are several things you can do to strengthen your case:
- Start an injury journal. Document daily your level of pain, what treatments worked and didn’t work, and how the auto accident affected your life. Include photos of your injury, too. This will enable the jury to have a better understanding and a good visual of injury severity.
- Write down all of your doctor’s notes. Every time you meet with your doctor, as well as any specialist you visit, spend a few minutes documenting what he or she said, how your recovery is progressing, your treatment plan and any changes in prognosis.
- Make use of professional witness testimonies. If there are any types of qualified experts whose witness statements will help prove your case – use them. This may include car accident reconstructionists to prove who was at fault, mental health professionals to testify about the emotional impact of your accident, or medical specialists to prove the extent of your injury.
As you’re working on the above directives for your car accident claim, make sure to share all your findings with your accident attorney and keep everything in an accident file for safekeeping.
A Helping Hand from a Car Accident Attorney
For an attorney who knows how to prove a car accident claim effectively, both in and out of the courtroom, contact the Hensley Legal Group. Call our injury lawyers today for a no-cost consultation.