When you are filing for any lawsuit, there is a procedure you have to adhere to. The law requires order so that the best and fair judgment is the result after the case has been closed. Unfortunately, some people try to use shortcuts to get justice, but as we all know, these stories do not end up well for anyone involved. So much so, for someone filing for a personal injury case, the following are the errors to avoid so as not to get dismissed.
Delaying getting treatment
Sometimes when you get hurt and think to yourself, ‘If the judge sees me like this, he/she will be more remorseful!’ This isn’t very wise, and it does not work in the court of law. Judges work with facts, and those facts must be by law and not by human nature. A judge may be remorseful at your situation, but you delaying seeking medical attention will not help. Instead, get medical assistance and get all the reports to show the severity of your condition.
Handling your case alone
The temptation of sorting things solo may seem like a good idea, but not in a personal injury court. You need a voice of reason to do the talking for you. It would be best if you then got a Rosengard Law Group, for example, to represent you. The idea behind this is because they are familiar with the type of case you are presenting, and they have the professional expertise in sorting out such claims. Having one will work entirely to your benefit.
Giving false information
Lying has never gotten anyone anywhere. You might rest today, get away with it, and tomorrow you will have to lie again to cover the first lie. And before you know it, you have a pile of lies with no truth to it. This only lands you into trouble in a court of law. So much so, always tell the truth, not twisting the revelation to fit in your claim. If you saw a sign warning you to enter a premises, say so. It might be that small truth saving you from being arrested for lying under oath or even worse getting your case dismissed for a dumb idea to deceive. The truth indeed sets you free.
Negotiating without counsel
When you file a lawsuit against an individual or company on a personal injury case, they will, without a doubt, try to reach you. These efforts are aimed to get you to negotiate with them so that you do not go to court since it may tarnish their name. So much so, if you decide to meet up with them, go with a witness and have a lawyer present so that they can get you the highest number. Going without back up will have you agreeing to something you shouldn’t have, and since you might have already signed a non-discloser, nothing can be done. Be smart and take with you counsel. It would be regrettable to settle on less as compensation while you could get millions.
Settling before evaluation
As a general rule, you have to think twice before making any decision, and when it comes to personal injury cases, the same applies. In such circumstances, where a set amount of payout is typical, the accused always tries to make a negotiation as fast as possible. Such that if the compensation entails money, they will try to pay off the inflicted as soon as possible. And sometimes, this amount could be below what they could actually receive if the case goes to court. So, to avoid getting peanuts on a situation that you could reach millions, think, and do your calculations before signing any papers. Because once you go down that road, you cannot come back.
Missing court dates
If you end up missing a court date without notifying the court, you are sending a pretty lousy message. The judge might even end up dismissing the case. Indeed your reason for missing a session might be legit, but since you sent no word out or send a representative, it displays a bad picture. So, the next time your doctor’s appointment coincides with your court date, inform the court of your absence. And if the session cannot be moved, send a sound representative to attend the hearing. Or even better yet, reschedule one of the two.
Getting an incompetent lawyer
Legal counsel, usually a lawyer who speaks on your behalf in court, can make or break the case for you. If they cannot relate to your situation, drop them at once. If they seem uninterested or do not know what they are doing, drop them as well. You might as well speak for yourself in court if the court allows. Either way, make sure you first have a sit down with the lawyer and have a chat before you hire them for the job. If you resonate with them well, they will help you beyond measure, and that is what you need, nothing else.
Editing and falsifying your medical reports
Sometimes people who have been in accidents on someone’s property, or caused by their pets, tend to go overboard. The over-emphasizing and making the accident appear more severe than it is could land you into problems. Some people go to lengths of even bribing medical practitioners or witnesses to edit the occurrences and the reports. And this is a whole new offense that can be found out when expert advice gets consulted. What you may not know is that lies have a very short life span. And karma’s circle might be smaller than you think. So to avoid your case being canceled and to get served with yet another court case of bribing and falsifying documents, be real and get what you deserve, not what your greed yarns.
If you want to win, do not let such small avoidable mistakes be the reason not to get compensated for your injuries.