What to Do When Someone Dies Without a WillWhat to Do When Someone Dies Without a Will

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What to Do When Someone Dies Without a Will

Hello, my name is Kerry. Last year my mother died suddenly. When we went through her papers, we discovered she didn't have a will. My mother had been married to another man before she met my father and I had a couple of step brothers. Unfortunately, they turned up on our doorstep and started to demand that we hand over my mother's life savings to them and their family. I contacted a lawyer who specialises in probate law. She talked me through my case and explained how we would defend it in court. Thankfully, the matter was resolved to my satisfaction and I could start to grieve for my mother. I decided to start this blog to help others who have a contested will on their hands.

Three Ways Your Personal Injury Lawyer Can Prove Your Case For The Win

When you're involved in a personal injury case, it can get pretty overwhelming, quite rapidly. Whilst you already have the stress of being injured, you may also have to deal with stress due to disputes regarding the accident. Clearly establishing fault is crucial when it comes to winning any personal injury case, and that's one reason that it's so important to have a skilled personal injury attorney. One of the most important roles that your personal injury lawyer will play in your case is the gathering of evidence so that it can later be used for proof. Here are three types of proof that personal injury lawyers may use to win your case. 

The Accident Reports

Most personal injury cases include some type of accident reports. In a motor vehicle accident, this will be a police report. In the case of workplace injuries, the accident report may be generated by workplace security. Accident reports contain many details about when, where, and why the accident happened. Your personal injury attorney will be able to use the information in your accident report to get a better understanding of the accident timeline. The more details, the better when it comes to proving your case and this is where the accident reports can be invaluable.

Photos of the Accident Scene

Your personal injury lawyer or their investigator may also revisit the site of the accident to get photos to help your case. For example, detailed photos of a car accident scene can help establish the exact spot where the accident happened and the position of the vehicles involved, even after the accident. Sometimes this may be enough to prove that the responsible party isn't being truthful about the accident -- and that they're actually responsible for your injuries. With your permission, your injuries may also be photographed by your medical caregivers and then turned over to your attorney, as this helps establish the exact type and degree of injury.

Statements From Witnesses

Whether your accident happened on private property, on the road, or in a busy commercial area, there are often at least one or two potential witnesses who saw it happen. If any of the potential witnesses can provide a statement in support of you, your personal injury lawyer will take their statement and will request that they testify for you if the need should arise. Whilst the majority of personal injury cases don't ever make it into a courtroom -- settling prior to court is quite common -- your lawyer can let the responsible party know that you have witnesses who are prepared to testify. If the responsible party knows that you have this type of proof on your side, they may be more interested in admitting guilt and resolving the case quickly. 

If you're injured and need help with your case, call an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer can use the three types of proof described above to help you win the case!