What Past Cases Can Tell Lawyers About Neck Injury Claims

Why do personal injury lawyers devote some of their time to studying the information on past cases? Each past case offers a bit of information on that case’s value. A case’s value equals the amount of money that a jury would be expected to award the claimant, if the claimant’s case were to be presented to a judge and jury.

What factors would a personal injury lawyer study, if he or she had agreed to take a client with a neck injury claim?

What was the extent of the client’s injury? Was it a hard or soft injury? Did it leave a permanent mark, such as a scar?

What type of treatment was used on that particular injury? Did the client’s treatment include surgery?

Was the claimant’s life disrupted greatly by the injury? Did the injury’s existence force the recovering claimant to forego any significant opportunities?

How and where did the client sustain the damage to his or her neck? If the client had fallen on a city bus, it could prove harder to win the client’s case. If the client had been injured while driving past a government-sponsored road project, a lawyer might face a challenge, when trying to advocate for that same client.

Did the evidence support the accusation that the defendant should be held responsible for the client’s injury? Did the evidence show that the accident truly caused the client’s neck injuries?

The absence of any proof that the defendant’s actions had caused an accident, and, thus, could be linked to the existing injury would invite a noteworthy conclusion. That absence would suggest that some other factor helped to enhance the effect of the accident, the one that had been caused by the defendant.

What sorts of factors might have acted to enhance the effects of the accident, and, thus, aggravate the injury that was sustained by the lawyer’s client?

If the injured party was in a car or other motored vehicle, perhaps he or she was not wearing a seatbelt.

What was the passenger’s/client’s position at the time of the accident? Had he or she assumed a twisted position, in order to see something in a different direction, in other words, a direction besides that of straight ahead?

Had the vehicle undergone any repair work? Perhaps some mechanic had made some alterations, which triggered the vehicle’s strong reaction to the impact that had been caused by the erratic movements of the other vehicle.

Had some roadway sign been hidden from view, so that the client, or the client’s driver was not provided with sufficient time for achieving proper control of the driven vehicle? Personal injury lawyer in Kitchener knows that it would mean that the liability must be shared with a 3rd party.