A car owner’s possession of automobile insurance does not guarantee the awarding of a fair compensation to that same policy holder/ car owner, if he or she should become involved in a motor vehicle accident. That is why smart accident victims hire a lawyer. A lawyer’s assistance can shape the actions taken by the affected car owner/policy holder.
Actions that a good lawyer will encourage someone with a personal injury case to take:
Save all the documents that relate to the case that has not yet been settled. Do not assume that each such document must come from an authority figure, such as someone in the insurance company or someone in the medical profession. If you take notes on your efforts to recover from your injury, those count as valuable evidentiary material. Their value will increase, if you manage to date each of the saved notes.
Some smaller pieces of paper can also be used as evidence. Those are all of the receipts that you received, after you paid for some medication, some medical test, some doctor’s visit or some piece of medical equipment. Remember, each receipt already contains a date.
Do your best to increase the size of your collected body of evidence. Seek medical treatment as soon as possible, once you have been injured. Then make sure that you follow the advice that you received, when you met with the treating physician.
Refuse to provide anyone with a statement until you have met with your lawyer. That same rule applies to any conversation you might have with the adjuster from the insurance company. Do not meet with that adjuster, and do not start any form of negotiations until after you have hired an attorney.
Be smart about selecting a Personal Injury Lawyer in Kingston. Seek details, regarding the attorney’s experience. Has he or she tried a case in court before? How often has he or she had to seek out an expert witness, someone that can spotlight the recognized facts, regarding a client’s injury or accident-related condition.
How can an expert’s presence work to provide a client with a larger compensation?
In the absence of an expert witness, the jury gets exposed to slanted information. A good lawyer works to keep such a thing from happening. A good lawyer trusts the words of an expert over any comment or literature from members of the defendant’s legal team. That is especially important, if the injured client has a chronic medical condition.
Few clients know about the hard skull/soft skull theory. Lacking that knowledge, any one of them might believe a claim that their medical history reduces their chances for obtaining a fair-sized award.