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What Happens in Court for a Car Accident Case?

If you were involved in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you need to take legal action before important evidence is lost. Filing a personal injury claim allows you to be compensated for all damages and expenses that were the direct result of a collision. 

Many accident victims are hesitant in the aftermath of an accident, as they don’t want to find themselves stuck in complicated legal issues, especially if they end up in court. But giving up your right to compensation is not the answer. For your health and for your finances, reach out to a lawyer at The Kindley Firm, APC to learn more about taking your car accident case to court. 

Presenting Evidence

As soon as your car accident case goes to court, both parties have a chance to present their version of the facts, backed up by relevant evidence. This is another reason why hiring an attorney is so important, as they possess extensive knowledge of the legal system and are aware of the best way to communicate in front of a judge or a jury. 

Proving negligence is crucial if you want to receive the money you deserve, and committing a mistake will allow a defendant’s lawyer to put the blame on you. 

This is also a common strategy used by insurance adjusters, and the only way to stop them from taking advantage of your stress and confusion is to prove that you’re not the one at fault for what happened. 

To do so, a qualified injury attorney will include statements from third-party witnesses and experts, such as the following: 

  • The doctor who documented your injuries 
  • The police report
  • Pictures of damaged property 
  • Documentation of road conditions 
  • Eyewitness accounts 

Final Decision

After presenting evidence, the defendants will proceed with cross-examining you and your witnesses. They may also object to your version of the facts. 

Once both sides have presented their cases, the final decision goes to the judge or jury, which will establish liability. This allows you to collect compensation from the insurance company if your case is successful. 

Is Going to Trial a Common Occurrence?

Few personal injury cases see the inside of a courtroom. Insurance companies don’t want to deal with a trial’s unpredictability, as they consider it a lengthy and expensive procedure that could harm their profits. 

Defendants prefer to avoid losing time and resources, so they may do what they can to avoid going to trial. There are still certain instances where an agreement on who was at fault can’t be reached, and insurance companies refuse to compensate you fairly. That leaves a trial as your best option to seek compensation. 

A Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You Prepare for a Trial

Defending yourself in a courtroom can be an overwhelming experience, and your mind may not be in the right place to deal with the legal system’s intricacies after a traumatic event. That’s why you should speak with an injury lawyer that knows how to handle this situation. 

Our legal consultants at The Kindley Firm, APC know how to handle a trial, and can help you get your life back on track by providing you with the maximum amount of compensation available for your case. You can schedule your free consultation by calling 619-550-1313 or filling out a quick contact form. 

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  • No obligation to continue beyond the case review
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