Top 10 factors that influence personal injury jurors. A jury is made up of your peers, and just like you, there are certain factors that may influence the jury's decision as to both culpability and the amount of damages you could potentially collect. Here is a look at the top 10 factors that may affect your personal injury claim:

  1. Fault- the jury will want to examine the degree of your fault versus the fault of the other party. the greater degree of your own fault, the less you can expect to collect.
  2. Options- even if the accident was the fault of someone else a jury will want to know whether you had any options in avoiding the accident.
  3. Medical History- if the accident resulted in injuries, the nature and severity of the injuries will affect the award. serious injuries with costly treatment can lead to a larger award.
  4. Type of Injury- certain types of injuries may be more sympathetic to a jury than others. for example a head injury may get a larger award than a broken arm.
  5. Lost Income- if the injury impacts your ability to work you may be compensated for this.
  6. Likability- sometimes your claim may boil down to how well-liked you are. if you are a sympathetic figure, you can expect more damages.
  7. Personal History- linked to likability a jury will want to know your personal history like having similar accidents in the past and whether you have a criminal history, if related to the accident.
  8. Witnesses- the quality of your witnesses and opposing witnesses may have a great impact on the jury, so you will want to work with an attorney in carefully selecting your supporting witnesses.
  9. Police Testimony- police officers are supposedly unbiased and their testimony may greatly influence a jury.
  10. Time- the fresher the injury, the more sympathetic the jury is likely to be. for example if you wait three years to bring a lawsuit you may be too far removed from the incident to greatly affect a jury.

What to Expect During a California Personal Injury Trial

If you're unsatisfied with the offer, you don't have to accept an out-of-court settlement for a California personal injury claim. Instead, you have the right to file a lawsuit in court to pursue fair compensation for the injuries, damages, and losses caused by another party's negligence. 

Orange County Personal Injury Lawyers

When you or someone you love is injured by a distracted driver, a dangerous product, a negligent doctor, or in a slip and fall accident, you need a Costa Mesa personal injury attorney you can trust. At Case Barnett Law, we bring our reputation, compassion, and trial skills to represent you successfully.

After another person’s mistake has left you hurting, the last thing you should worry about is how you are going to pay your medical bills and make up for your lost wages. If you have been injured, you should immediately contact an attorney to begin preparing a case on your behalf. If you would like to speak to one of our attorneys about your legal matter, call Case Barnett Law today at (949) 409-0055 or contact us here. We can help tell your story and get you the compensation you deserve.

Types of Moving Vehicle Accident Cases We Accept

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7 Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Accident Claim

The time immediately following an accident is critical. There are things that you can do, unknowingly, that can ruin your chances for financial compensation. For this reason, we wrote The 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Accident Claim. Download it for free today.

Speak With an Experienced California Personal Injury Attorney Today

At Case Barnett Law, we know that finding the right personal injury lawyer for your lawsuit against the government can be crucial to your success. Luckily, we bring all the essentials to the table: experience, communication skills, a proven track record, and, most importantly, a commitment to our clients’ well-being.

You can find out whether you have a valid case at no cost to you. That’s because we offer free consultations. To request a free consultation with our team, reach out by calling 949-409-0055 or filling out the online contact form below. We have been proudly servicing clients throughout Costa Mesa, California, and the surrounding areas.

Case C. Barnett
Costa Mesa Personal Injury Attorney practicing in child injury law, car accident injuries and elder abuse law