In almost all of my cases, I try to make at least one (and often multiple) trips out to the scene of the accident. Earlier this month, the Winning Trial Advocacy blog had a great post that emphasized the importance of getting out to the scene, and the post was inspired by Jimmy Buffett’s lyrics, “Don’t try to describe the ocean if you’ve never seen it–Don’t ever forget that you just may wind up being wrong.”
If you’re a lawyer, go read the post. If you’re an injury victim, make sure your attorney has been out to the scene of your accident.
h/t to John Day for finding the link on a near-holiday post.