The personal injury lawsuit process can be daunting and confusing to those who are not legal professionals. Understanding how the process works can make it easier for you to win your case.
If you’ve been injured in some way, you can file a claim for damages. Personal injury lawsuits can be complicated to navigate. There are a few ways in which you can get ahead of the game and take control of the situation.
How you can help your case
In a personal injury lawsuit, there are several paths to victory. Conversely, there are many things that people do that jeopardize their case. It is important to educate yourself on Massachusetts laws on personal injury and avoid the following:
- Do not talk to the other party’s insurance company: Talking directly with their claims adjuster can just confuse and complicate things. Many adjusters just want a quick settlement that will get you out of their hair as soon as possible.
- Don’t try to handle it yourself: Dealing directly with the claims adjuster often means that you will wind up with far less than the true value of your claim. Legal representation can help protect your rights and your case.
- Don’t give a recorded statement to anyone: A recorded statement is powerful proof which can be used against you. You may say things that will hurt your case or worse, you might admit to negligence on your part.
- Don’t let your emotions take over once in the courtroom: It can be a very stressful situation even for the most confident individual. Before entering the courtroom, take a deep breath and remember everything that you have gone through to get here.
- Document everything: As you progress through the ordeal, make sure you take pictures of all the injuries, write down everything that is said at your doctor’s visits and keep records of anything that might be pertinent to the case.
Personal injury law is full of pitfalls and potential landmines. You may have a claim, but the opposing attorneys for the defense will try many tactics to demolish your case. It is not enough to just show the injury, you must show that it was caused by another’s negligence.
The above information is provided for general informational purposes only. The best course of action is to learn more about the process of filing personal injury cases in Massachusetts.