Can you Lose your Auto Accident Case when the other Driver Admits Fault?
Welcome, I am David Ricks. I am a personal injury trial lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga, and the principle of the Inland Empire Law Group. Over the last little while I have been reading about various cases that went to trial where the defendant admitted liability or responsibility for the accident. But contested that damages that were claimed by the plaintiff. Those cases went to trial, and while the jury founded that the defendant was responsible for the accident decided that the plaintiff was not entitled to any damages. Or in other words the plaintiff lost his or her case. How is that possible when the defendant admits liability? Well, there are several reasons. Number one might be because the attorney handling the case on the part of the plaintiff did not do a good job presenting the evidence to the jury to convince them that their injuries were related to the accident. Another reason is that the defendants and their attorneys are very good at persuading juries that the impact was so minimal that injuries could not occur. Or alternatively they will persuade a jury that the injuries that the person claims preexisted the accident. That they have nothing to do with the accident in question but it is because of some other preexisting situation. Maybe because of age, or because of another injury that occurred years before. When you have a case where the defendant admits liability you want to still make sure that you can connect the dots between the accident and the injuries and that is called causation. Did that accident cause the injuries, did those injuries require medical care, and did you suffer damages that the jury should to award you as a result of the accident. First thing you want to make sure is that you have a good personal injury lawyer that can analyze your case and make sure you get the best result out of your personal injury claim.