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The importance of medical evidence in car accident lawsuits

When road users in Illinois and around the country file lawsuits after being involved in motor vehicle accidents, they must establish that they suffered injury, loss or damage in a crash that was caused at least in part by the defendant's negligent actions. Juries take several factors into consideration when determining the appropriate damages to award in these cases, and plaintiffs who keep detailed records of their medical expenses and how long their injuries prevented them from working will generally be better prepared to make these arguments.

Juries will also expect to learn more about the injuries suffered by the plaintiffs in car accident cases and the reasons why the defendant is responsible for causing them. Accident victims are often able to find much of the information needed to answer these questions in police reports. First responders often record their personal observations and opinions in official documents along with important information such as the time and location of accidents, and these reports may also include compelling eyewitness accounts.

The defendants in car accident lawsuits sometimes claim that plaintiffs are either exaggerating the extent of their injuries or would have been less severely hurt had they not been suffering from a preexisting condition. Providing juries with detailed medical records that were compiled both before and after the accident in question may be the most effective way to counter this type of argument.

Juries may find complex medical testimony tedious and difficult to understand, and the pain and suffering of accident victims can sometimes be obfuscated by prolonged questioning about their prior health problems and questionable lifestyle choices. In this type of situation, experienced personal injury attorneys may seek to garner empathy by introducing evidence of a more personal nature and reminding juries of the day-to-day challenges faced by their clients.

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