While you are driving home from work one day, another driver side swipes your vehicle, causing you serious injury and medical expenses. Why should you experienced personal injury attorney ?
1) Evidence gets lost or destroyed.
As the plaintiff, you bear the evidentiary burden of proof. If you fail to present evidence of the defendant’s negligence, you will not succeed. You ability to prove your case rests heavily on your ability to provide physical evidence. Physical evidence can include photos, videos, witness statements, police reports, medical records, and the like. However, as time passes, the evidence may get weaker. For example, waiting too long to contact and obtain a written statement from a witness might result in difficulty locating the witness or in the witness’ memory fading. This might make it more difficult for a jury to rule in your favor.
2) You may miss out on a chance for quick settlement.
A settlement is the most financially reasonable and time efficient way to resolve most personal injury cases. However, adjusters are excellent negotiators and will often low-ball you, if you try to settle your claim on your own. You need an experienced personal injury attorney to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and the monetary value of your case to ensure you receive the just compensation that you deserve.
3)Statutes of limitations.
The statute of the limitations is the legal deadline for you to file your personal injury lawsuit in court. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Massachusetts is three years. If you miss this deadline without a legally sufficient excuse, even if it is by only one day, then the court will dismiss your case, and you will miss out on receiving any compensation for your injuries.
4) The peace of mind you’ll get from knowing your case is in good hands.
Handling a personal injury lawsuit while simultaneously recovering from your injuries is an overwhelming, intimidating, and stressful experience. The aftermath of surviving an accident is burdensome on your personal relationships and finances. Contact a personal injury attorney who will provide you with the guidance you need and who will aggressively prosecute your claim.
If you’ve been injured by the fault or negligence of another party, call our Worcester law office to speak with experienced attorney. We offer no obligation, free case evaluations to help you better understand your options.