People have communicated through the use of storytelling since before recorded history. It is how our minds are wired to learn and express ideas and emotions. A good story will create a lasting impression on the listener. More importantly, a well-told story about your injury, your struggle to overcome that injury and how a money damages award can give you a better future and hope for a better life, usually will result in a better outcome.
Why is this true? Because juries respect someone who struggles and tries to overcome even if not ultimately successful. More to the point, juries in general prefer to give money to an injured person who has demonstrated they are trying to overcome their injury. The jury wants the money they award to serve a purpose and provide hope to the victim.
We do this through the use of story structure: setting the scene; building up to the injury; the actual injury; the aftermath and suffering caused by the injury; and the struggle to overcome the injury and plans for the future that a jury award of money can help make a reality. That is the goal: show the jury that their award will not be without a reason. Their award will give the victim of an injury hope.
Make sure your story is told if you are injured. Your story needs to be told in a persuasive and memorable way. We can help.
About the author: Attorney Rick Martindale is the president of the Martindale Law group. Attorney MARTINDALE is a former insurance claims adjuster and insurance claims manager. Mr. MARTINDALE has also worked as a lawyer for the insurance companies in the past representing those who caused accidents and injuries. Attorney MARTINDALE appears weekly on several Orlando radio stations on his own shows discussing issues such as this and other legal matters related to personal injury litigation. If you have had an accident, please contact Attorney Martindale at the Martindale Law Group in Orlando. His office phone number is 407-897-8964 or visit www.MartindaleLawGroup.com