Will I win my personal injury case? This depends on many factors. First and foremost, it depends on YOU. If you want to make sure you have the best chance of winning your personal injury case, then take a look at some of the biggest factors that can affect your odds. Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side can also help your case.
The following factors make up the odds of winning a personal injury case:
- Clear fault on part of the defendant driver
- Significant vehicle damage
- Serious injuries which can or have lead to disability, surgery, or even death
- Significant provable lost wages
- A defendant driver with a high-value insurance policy/commercial business defendant, such as a truck driver for a major company
What should I take photos of when in a car accident? At the scene of an accident, if able, you should take photos of:
- Your car and damage it sustained
- Any other cars in the accident and their damage
- Skid marks
- Vehicle parts such as shattered glass or any other debris on the road
- Accident site such as an intersection or parking lot
- Location and condition of all traffic signals and signs near scene
- Environment/weather conditions
- Visible bodily injuries of yourself or any party
Listen to your doctors
A personal injury case is based on your injuries. The only way to know the true value of your case is to have maximum medical improvement percentage which can be determined by a doctor. This being said, if you do not listen to a doctors instructions such as ignoring treatment or diagnostic testing, this can decrease your chances of winning your case.
Stay off social media
Nothing hurts a case more than posting vacation or party pictures. If you're seen on the internet where it may appear the injury does not affect you, this can greatly work against your favor. If you're complaining of lower back or shoulder pain and you post vacation photos of yourself water skiing, this will not look good to the insurance company who is going to pay you out.
If you're taking a deposition, make a good impression, and do not be combative. Dress up and appear as if you would if the case were going to trial.
Doing these things along with having good facts on your side with liability will better your chances of winning a personal injury case.