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How Important is the Force of the Crash in Settling My Car Accident Lawsuit?

Nothing sells like a big wreck.

No matter how extensive your personal injuries are, the jury – and any insurance adjuster – has to be able to understand the relationship between the accident and how you’re hurt.

Whenever I have a trial, the first thing I show the jury is a picture of the cars after the wreck. Even if the damage isn’t that extensive, it’s important to let them see what happened.

If the picture shows a lot of property damage, the jury will forgive a lot – maybe even treatment for the same problem up to a month before your accident. Even if the jury doesn’t find a relationship between the accident and the injury, they at least confront themselves over the issue of significant property damage.

With a fender bender, the jury usually just assumes that the driver is supposed to shake off the accident, and go about his normal business. But a big wreck will let them believe that just about any conceivable injuries were caused by the accident.

I have been a lawyer over 30 years. Nothing is a cakewalk in a personal injury trial – you can’t assume the jury will be on your side. If you’ve been injured in an accident, talk with an experienced Cincinnati injury lawyer about the case. Call me at 513-621-4775.

Because all situations are different, and because there may be other facts pertaining to your case that I don’t know about, you should not rely on this answer for legal advice. I am not your attorney, and no lawyer client relationship has been formed.

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