The key to winning any legal case, including personal injury suits, is gathering the right amount, and right type, of evidence. Building your case on strong evidence is the difference between definitively proving your personal injury case and getting your settlement or going home with nothing. However, many people who are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the legal system may find it difficult to gather evidence if they don’t know what to look for. Keep reading for some tips for gathering evidence for a personal injury claim, and find out why it’s a good idea to consult a personal injury attorney to help you prove your case.
Calculating Pain and Suffering After an Injury
Suffering a personal injury can have devastating consequences depending on the severity of the injury and its effect on your life. Specifically calculating personal injury damages, however, can get very confusing very quickly. It helps to have a trained personal injury attorney on your side to help guide you through the process.
S.C.’s MAIT Accident Team Tracks Down Suspects for Hit-and-Run Crimes
A simple mistake behind the wheel can quickly have unintended consequences. Those unintended actions turn into an intentional crime when the perpetrator flees the scene, transforming what may have been an average person moments ago into a wanted felon.
This quick cause-and-effect forms the real tragedy of hit-and-runs, where people impulsively engage in a felonious behavior when they may never have considered it at any point prior. Catching these perpetrators is incredibly important, not just for law enforcement but also for the victims who are left to pick up the pieces from the resulting personal injury or property damage.
Luckily, hit-and-run victims have an industrious ally in South Carolina: the state’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team, or MAIT.
Pursuing a Negligence Claim After a Car Accident
Thousands of individuals every year are injured or killed in car crashes, and picking up the pieces of your life after a particularly nasty collision can often prove too big a burden for some families to bear. You are not out of options, however. Pursuing a negligence claim after a car accident is just one of the many avenues down which you can go to ensure that you get the proper compensation you deserve.
The legal team at the Tatum Law Firm has many years of experience helping individuals take their negligence claims to court, and if you were hurt in a car accident and are now facing mounting medical and repair bills, we want to talk to you.
Authorities in North Carolina Crack Down on Driving Laws
North Carolina authorities expect their roads to get significantly safer thanks to redoubled efforts for enforcing some of the state’s existing driving laws.
The first law in question prosecutes impaired drivers who have been consuming drugs. North Carolina funds training programs that certify officers to become experts at recognizing impaired drivers who are under the influence of substances other than alcohol. These officers are designated as Drug Recognition Experts or DREs, and there are over 180 of them throughout the state.
The second initiative hopes to educate people about “move over” laws. Any time a police officer or first responder has pulled someone over on the side of the road, other drivers are legally required to slow down and pull into the farthest possible lane.
These two efforts will hopefully see fewer accidents occurring in North Carolina.