It’s easy (if not easy, at least straightforward) to show a jury how an accident’s affected the life of a dad who works at Boeing, or a mom who drives her kids to soccer or a teenager who’s about to graduate from high school. That’s because most jurors can related to plaintiffs from these demographical groups. But it’s more difficult to show a jury what an injured person is different than most jurors. A good example can be drawn from this weekend’s news.
On Saturday a bus chartered for a Special Olympics event crashed on State Route 124 in southeastern Washington. The bus – with 32 people inside – lost traction on the icy highway, slid off the road and rolled onto its side.
Injuries consisted mainly of bruises, scrapes and sore backs.
There are challenges associated with showing a jury what a Special Olympian lost as a result of an injury (particularly before a competition). But these challenges can be overcome by experienced counsel.
When you hire an attorney make sure he or she has experience representing injured persons who are like you. It’s important that he or she understand your unique characteristics and what losses the accident and injuries have caused.