A quick glance at negligence law may give a car accident victim the impression that a personal injury lawsuit is pretty straight-forward. In many ways it is. However, the intricacies of the legal system and legal rules can complicate matters tremendously. Car accident victims need to know how to handle tough legal issues in a way that protects their claim, as a failure to do so could lead to a win for the defense and an inability to raise an adequate appeal.
One way to protect your legal claim and your legal arguments is to ensure you make and meet objections in a timely manner. For example, as was discussed in last week's post, hearsay can either help or harm your claim, depending on where the hearsay is coming from. If the defense tries to get hearsay admitted, then the only way you can keep it out is to object to it right away. On the flip side, if you try to get hearsay admitted and the defense objects, then you need to be able to respond to that objection so that the statements have a chance of coming in as evidence.
Hearsay is just one of a number of objectionable issues that can arise during litigation. At Konicek & Dillon, our attorneys are experienced trial advocates, and they know when and how to object to moves made by the defense. Our legal team also knows how to utilize the law and evidence to exploit exception to common objection, thereby protecting key aspects of our clients' cases.
Pursuing a legal claim without a firm grasp of evidentiary rules and knowledge about how to prove negligence, causation, and damages can leave your claim ripe for dismissal, causing you to miss out on much needed compensation. Therefore, if you are considering a personal injury lawsuit, then you may want to speak with a law firm that is experienced and can adequately protect your legal rights and preserve our legal arguments.