Variety of Factors that Can Affect Personal Injury Verdict

May 18, 2021 in Personal Injury Articles | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

A personal injury is any mental distress or bodily harm that a person receives due to no fault of their own, such as an injury caused by a defective product or workplace malpractice. They will engage a personal injury attorney when filing a case against the person or company that caused the injury. The plaintiff is the one who brings the personal injury claim. The amount of money a person can win in these types of litigation is determined by several criteria. It depends on the type of damage, the treatment methods used, and the jurisdiction’s legislation in question. If the person has any preexisting conditions, this may influence the outcome.

Determining Factors

The laws of the jurisdiction are the most important factor in determining the outcome of personal injury litigation. Each jurisdiction has its own set of rules for: 

  • Determining blame 
  • Determining the extent of harm 
  • Determining the sort of personal injury

When it comes to defining what type of evidence is acceptable in court, certain countries have their own set of rules.

Another crucial consideration is whether the plaintiff has experienced bodily, mental, or emotional harm. Medical data detailing the harm makes it easier to get a judgment in cases involving bodily injuries. The injury may have left scars on the person.

Another element is the treatment received; if a person has been treated for the same injury several times, they are more likely to win their case. It’s also crucial that the treatment is appropriate for the type of injury the client has sustained. If the plaintiff’s therapy does not appear to match the damage, or if the treatment has been stretched for an unreasonable amount of time, the jury or judge may be less inclined to trust the plaintiff. As a result, the plaintiff may not receive anything for their claim or receive a smaller amount than they requested.

Other Factors

Any pre-existing circumstances that the plaintiff has can potentially influence the outcome of the case. For a personal injury lawyer to win a case, the plaintiff must show that the person or company is responsible for the personal harm that they are suing for. If the person has a medical condition similar to the personal damage he or she claims occurred, the judgment may be influenced. If a plaintiff has a pre-existing back injury and then files a personal injury lawsuit claiming they hurt their back at work, the jury or judge may believe the work injury aggravated his pre-existing condition or that the pain the plaintiff is experiencing is also due to the preexisting medical condition.

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