When legal issues arise for Knoxville residents, individuals should understand how to best position themselves to obtain relief. This goes far beyond understanding the basic facts of the case, as many factors may play into the liability determination in a case.
For example, when car accidents occur, injured persons have an understanding of how the crash was caused. They realize these facts must be presented in court in order to hold the other driver responsible for the crash. However, other issues also arise in a lawsuit, whether they directly involve the case or not.
For example, this blog recently discussed issues that can arise when there are changes to a person's testimony in court. Inconsistencies in a person's story over time can impact that person's credibility before a judge or jury in the case. The judge or jury, in turn, may decide to disregard what that person has to say because of his or her lack of credibility.
Accordingly, if the other driver's story changes over time, these inconsistencies should be pointed out in order to demonstrate the other driver's lack of credibility. This lack of credibility can help prove that driver's liability for the crash.
Our firm has significant experience in dealing with all the issues that arise in the course of a lawsuit, including the factual and legal issues directly involving the case and the other issues that can play a part in any lawsuit. We can advise our clients on the importance of all of these issues and how they affect the case. For more information on seeking compensation for injuries suffered in a collision, visit our page on car accidents.