Benchmarks for Injury Cases
Our Guidelines for Determining Which Cases to Accept
At Jones & Swanson, we use certain general guidelines to help us determine
the likelihood of a case resulting in compensation, as well as whether
or not we will accept that case. By looking over this information, you
can better determine whether it is in your best interests to bring your
case to our law firm. We do not want you to waste time and energy bringing your
personal injury matter to a firm that you will not be able to work with in the end. If our
Marietta personal injury attorneys cannot assist you, we can at least do our best to refer you to another
legal professional who can.
What are the benchmarks?
Here are some of the various benchmarks we set for personal injury cases
There must be proof of liability. Your case will only be successful if it can be proven that another party's
negligence or wrongdoing caused your accident. If there is evidence that
you were at fault for the accident, or if there is a lack of strong evidence
that the other party is at fault, this can serve as a major barrier when
it comes to securing your compensation.
We must be able to prove your injuries. This means that we must be able to obtain verification of your injuries
from the doctor who treated you. This verification often occurs through
medical records, as well as through statements and court testimony from
the medical professionals connected to your case. If you solely received
treatment that is considered as being more minor—such as through
a chiropractor or physical therapist, it could be extremely challenging
to prove that you were seriously injured, or that a large settlement or
verdict is justifiable.
Your accident must not have occurred too long ago. The more time that passes from the time of your accident, the less time
we have to prepare a strong claim or lawsuit on your behalf. While we
prefer to take on cases immediately following the victims' accidents,
we are willing to handle cases in which longer periods of time have elapsed.
If an especially long period of time has passed (such as a year), we will
seriously need to consider our chances of reaching a successful outcome
for your personal injury matter.
There must be a way to actually obtain financial compensation. Compensation for victims' injuries can usually be obtained through
the at-fault party's insurance company, from the actual at-fault party
(such as a large corporation) or from the victim's own insurance company.
In order for us to take on a case, there must be a channel through which
we can seek a settlement or monetary damages and actually expect it to
come through. Lawsuits can be extremely time-consuming and costly, so
it is important that there is a way for these costs to be recovered.
If you believe that your personal injury case falls in line with these
guidelines, we advise you to
contact a Marietta personal injury lawyer from our law firm. By scheduling a free
case evaluation, you can obtain valuable feedback concerning your case at no cost!