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Earlier in November we discussed the types of evidence that can be used to support a personal injury lawsuit following an auto accident. In short, the evidence used, whether direct or circumstantial, must seek to show that the defendant was negligent and that his or her negligence caused the accident and injuries in question. Witness testimony, documentary evidence from sources such as accident investigations and accident scene photos can all be enormously beneficial. So, too, can expert testimony that helps a judge and jury better understand the facts that have been presented in court. For example, an expert may be able to clarify the speed at which a vehicle was traveling prior to impact based on tire marks on the road.

Getting this evidence before a judge and jury may sound easy enough, but it can actually be quite difficult. First of all, you have to learn of its existence and then find it. This can require a significant amount of investigative work. Then, you have to carefully craft your legal arguments so as to avoid objections made by the other side. If it’s impossible to avoid objections, then you’ll need to know how to adequately respond to them so that a judge will rule in your favor and the evidence can be heard. Lastly, you need to be prepared to counter any arguments made by the defense. If you fail to address this last step, then your evidence may be watered down and carry less weight.

This is why many car accident victims turn to skilled legal professionals, like those at Vance & Larson, before proceeding on a personal injury claim. These experienced attorneys can help victims develop the compelling legal arguments they need to maximize their chances of imposing liability and recovering compensation for the damages they may have suffered.

Choosing a law firm to advocate on your behalf can be challenging in and of itself. It therefore behooves you to research these firms before settling on one to represent your best interest. A dedicated personal injury law firm may be able to help you find accountability and maximize your compensatory recovery as much as the facts at hand allow.