Attorney Tyson Mutrux describes in this video the most crucial point in a personal injury case
Hi! Tyson Mutrux with the Mutrux Law Firm. Today I’m talking about the most crucial point in a personal injury case.
Now a lot of times people think that the most important part of a case is the trial or something like that, and it really isn’t. The vast majority of personal injury cases don’t even get tried. Our firm tries more than most. A lot of personal injury attorneys don’t try any cases. What they do is they get your case. They get to a certain point where they don’t want to litigate it, and they form it out, which we don’t think tried. But we don’t do it that way.
So, the most important part of a personal injury case is the first few weeks after the accident occurs. That’s because a lot of things have to be done at the very beginning of the case to secure the evidence. If it’s an auto accident case, the vehicle needs to get secured. And if it’s a very serious accident, the black box or the event data recorder needs to be removed from the vehicle. Witnesses need to be interviewed, things like that.
If you don’t do it at the very beginning, a lot of times the witnesses will go away; numbers will change; addresses will change; you’ll never be able to talk to them. If it’s a vehicle you really need to get those event data recorders. Those vehicles will get sold off by the insurance company and will disappear forever, and you’ll never find them, so you have to secure the evidence in the first few weeks of the case; otherwise, it will go away forever. That could be your only chance to prove that the other side’s at fault.