Make A Great Impression In The Courtroom

Make A Great Impression In The Courtroom

Second Chances At Compensation

by Richard Ramirez

As you may know, second chances are rare and even rarer when it comes to legal matters. In most cases, agreeing to a settlement after an accident means the case is over. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. Read on and find out more.

Settlements Are Final

Firstly, it's important for accident victims to know that once you sign a settlement, you cannot have a do-over. That course of action is closed for all time. That is why it's so important for accident victims to have a lawyer to support them as they take action against the other party. It's all too easy to make a mistake and agree to a sum of money that is far from what is deserved. If you are not being offered what you should be, a lawyer can figure out what you deserve and negotiate with the other side to procure you that money. Then, and only then, should you agree to a settlement. Once you sign, you agree to never bring another legal action against the defendant over the same accident again. However, some accidents are far too complex to end so easily.

Actions After a Settlement

While it's true that you cannot expect a settlement or file a lawsuit against the same defendants twice, that doesn't mean you cannot be paid more as a result of a single accident. Below are a few circumstances where you may take further action against someone.

  • Multi-vehicle accidents can mean being hit by more than one vehicle. In many cases, it can take a long time to figure out who caused the accident. While you are entitled to be paid if you were hit, you can also take action against other involved vehicles that were determined to be at fault.
  • In some cases, more than one issue led to an accident with injuries. For example, you may have already sued a manufacturer of a pressure cooker for the injuries after it exploded. However, if you can prove that the retail store that sold you the appliance knew about problems with it and failed to remove it from the shelf, you can take action against the store.
  • A driver on drugs and speeding down the road may have hit you after they were unable to stop. They are clearly at fault for the accident but what if their brakes also failed? You could take action against the brake manufacturer in addition to the driver and their insurer.

It's not over till it's over so speak with a personal injury lawyer if you think you are owed more compensation after an accident. Click here for more info and details.


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Make A Great Impression In The Courtroom

Hello, I'm Phillip Kerr and I just love the legal profession and courtroom drama. Have you ever watched judge shows on TV? I know that these shows are not an accurate representation of the courtroom, but there is something you may have noticed. Some individuals come into the courtroom well-dressed, articulate, respectful and with the knowledge and documents necessary to support a case, while others come unprepared, slovenly dressed and appear as if they do not have a care in the world. How you present yourself and the knowledge that you have of the law will have an impact on how you are treated, even if you have legal representation. This blog is designed to assist those who are going to trial in doing just that.