Before you take a personal injury case to court, you need to be sure that you have a solid case. You want to know that there is a good chance you will get the resolution you want before you continue through the legal system.
At Kirner & Boldt Co., L.P.A., we suggest that you assess three key factors that will influence your case.
Beyond just having adequate evidence in your case, you also want to be sure that you will be able to collect on any judgment the court makes. If the other person has very limited assets and no way to pay you, then you probably will not get far trying to collect damages.
This may make it not worth your time to go to court. Going to court takes time and costs money that you may not want to waste if you will not see anything actually come from your case.
Part of the evidence that you need to show in your case is some type of injury. You should be able to show how that injury had an impact on your life. Your case will be stronger if you have a more serious injury. However, any injury can be the basis of a personal injury lawsuit.
One of the most important legal aspects of your case is proving that the other person is liable for your injuries. You must be able to prove a violation of the law that makes this person responsible. This can be tricky because you need to understand liability and ensure that the law would find the person liable, which may be different than your opinion of the situation.
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