On the surface of some personal injury cases, it may seem the facts are so overwhelming that winning should be simple, straightforward. But the reality is almost every case has its complications. There are specific proof burdens that must be met. Proper evidence has to entered in order for certain assertions to be accepted. Notifications have to be properly filed and in some instances, expert witness testimony may be necessary. All of this is even before trial.
This is why it is so important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney in every single case.
In the case of Holdaway v. Broulim's Supermarket, a plaintiff with a seemingly legitimate case against a local supermarket did not seek legal counsel. Instead, he filed the action pro se, meaning on his own. Unsurprisingly, he was not successful. Although the case was appealed all the way to the Idaho Supreme Court, the justices affirmed findings by the lower court that plaintiff failed to present sufficient and appropriate evidence to support the assertion that the automatic door that closed on his leg caused his injuries.