What makes a good personal injury case?
Clear LiabilityIn order to bring a strong case, what the Defendant did legally wrong must be clear. In an auto accident case, this can be that a ticket was issued to the Defendant. In a products liability case, this can involve a recall of the product or a defect in the product that can be recreated. In a slip and fall matter, this can mean that there is a report showing that there was a hazard on the floor, and it had been there long enough for the Defendant to do something about it.
DamagesIn order to have a good case, there must be real injuries and damages. There are a number of types of damages. physical injuries - burns, brain damage, spinal injuries, broken bones, death, and strokes DVT and heart attacks caused by dangerous drugs. Lost wages and medical bills in the past and the future are called economic losses.
Good lawyers do not take cases where injuries are faked or minimal, and they do not refer you to their "doctor "to increase medical bills.
AssetsThe final component of a "good case" is a Defendant that has insurance coverage. it makes not point to pursue a claim that will not result in compensation. A good lawyer will investigate the extent of coverage. In Colorado many insurance companies refuse to give out coverage information, and a suit must be filed to determine how much coverage is available. It is wise to hold off in deciding to settle any case until coverage is known.