If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in an accident, you are facing a lot of uncertainty. Obtaining compensation that covers your damages in their entirety, however, is critical to your ability to follow the path toward recovery. While there can be a wide variety of pitfalls along the way, an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney will help you bypass common legal difficulties and will aggressively advocate on behalf of your rights and for your rightful compensation.
Failing to Engage Expert Witnesses
Personal injury cases can be complicated, and establishing fault often requires more than simply stating your case. Expert witnesses have the knowledge and experience to help definitively designate fault in the matter and to help you bring your strongest case. A dedicated personal injury lawyer has the resources and professional connections to obtain the right expert witness for your case.
Failing to Gather Evidence at the Accident Scene
Your personal injury case will hinge on evidence that you and your personal injury attorney provide in building your case. Much of this evidence will come from the scene of the accident, and if you are unable to collect it yourself, it’s very likely that a bystander will do so on your behalf. Such evidence should include:
- Pictures that depict the accident from all angles and that capture any mitigating circumstances, such as a poorly maintained road, inclement weather, an obstructed view, or anything else
- Statements from eyewitnesses and their contact information
- A report in your own words that explains the accident exactly as you remember it – including as many details as possible and written as soon after the accident as you can manage it
The more evidence you are able to gather, the better prepared you’ll be to defend your position.
Offering the Insurance Company Evidence Against You
The insurance company involved in your case is motivated to provide you with the lowest payout it can get away with, and it’s going to be doing its own investigating to discredit your side of the story. Social media has become a veritable goldmine for insurance companies – as more and more people go online to share every detail of their lives with the world at large. Whatever you post on your social accounts post-accident can come back to haunt you and be misconstrued. That picture of you living it up on the beach may tell a very different story than the one related to your serious injuries, as presented in your case (regardless of whether there’s any truth in this comparison). If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, the best path forward is to avoid or limit social media.
Work Closely with an Experienced New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney
If you have a personal injury case, the dedicated New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Leonard Legal Group are committed to helping you avoid common legal pitfalls and to guiding your case toward its best possible resolution. Your case is important, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 973-984-1414 today.