Never Say Die in Fighting for Your Injury Claim
Posted on Nov 20, 2012 in Insurance, Personal Injury
Losing hope in a personal injury claim is and will never really be the best recourse that an accident victim could have; it is only an additional burden to bear. It is not, however, uncommon to those claimants whose outcome of their cases is uncertain considering the circumstances which could somewhat make someone believe that the only chance left to victor the case is mercy and glory.
This scenario is typical and the only motivation that drives the victims to pursue their claim is the quantifiable amount of the value of injury and expenses that they have sustained in the accident whatever it may – car, train, airplane accidents caused by torts or negligence. Apparently, the compensation here is the most valuable element of such case and both the claimant and the accused have an opposing stand regarding to which.
But still, the crucial thing is on the part of the hopeless victims and perhaps the best aphorism one could sincerely extend is “Never say die not until the judgment is heard”. But how to have a hopeful thought despite the complexities of the case? These are the simple yet experience-proven tips:
Convert the Offender’s Weakness into Your Strengths – it may sound so fundamental and seldom this may be uttered in relation to the legal terms, but this principle can be effective if you desire of ensuring that you have the best advantage of winning the case over the other party. What shall you do? It is your lawyer’s duty, but you can help by conducting a background investigation about the offender or the one you are accusing as liable for your injury. For instance, if you were injured in a commercial establishment, then the wise initiative you can have is to know the previous accidents and their causes that have occurred in the place. Any information you can gather therefrom may be of great help in supporting your arguments or evidences in court.
Plan for the Irrefutable Strategies in Court – just like in any kind of game, plan is always needed so you will always be guided on what to do for your case to progress. Though every lawyer has his own style of fighting or defending a case, but why not have a teamwork? It goes beyond cooperation for you are involving yourself into the actual scene because you really have the best role to play insofar as your injuries or damages are concerned.
Never Forget the Best Proofs of Your Claim – always remember that in civil cases as yours, it is the preponderance of evidence which could win the case. Thus, having relevant and good evidences to support any of your claim is the main key of victory. You should specifically gather and present in court the evidences such as your medical report, receipts, and other related matters which can directly attest as to the total amount of compensation based on your expenses that your deserve.
Think of what You can Gain, and not what You May Lose – anxiety develops because of the negative thoughts or the tendency of someone to worry about how things will happen or if he’s skeptic about the outcome of something which he is looking forward for. Of course, that is normal, but that may also turn the other way around if it already becomes the reason why you are hopeless in fighting for your claim. Hence, thinking of what you can gain rather than what you can possibly lose after the case is the best defense mechanism you can ever have while waiting for the verdict of your case.
It’s apparently a matter of courage and hope that can make you valiant in your personal injury claim. And the thing is, it cannot be given by anyone to you – you have to develop the character of being the best fighter that the juries could seldom see.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Atty. Emery Brett Ledger, a nationally recognized Personal Injury Lawyer is the founder of The Law Offices of Ledger & Associates, the Premier Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Law Firm in California. He is also affiliated with various lawyer’s association including American Association for Justice (AAJ), Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA).