Why You Should File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After an Injury
Have you been injured in a personal injury accident, yet are hesitant to file a lawsuit seeking damages? Are you wondering why you should sue, particularly if you have the money or insurance to cover the cost of the injuries you sustained?
In accident cases, it is not uncommon for victims to wonder why they need to file a personal injury lawsuit after an injury. Perhaps you know the person who caused your injury. Maybe you feel that filing a lawsuit would create too much social tension between you and the person responsible. You may be worried friends, family and other people will think less of you if you file a lawsuit.
Injuries from accidents can create a great amount of physical and emotional pain. That pain can damage the self esteem and make one believe negative feelings about their current situation and the future ahead of them. This negative belief system can make one assume they don’t have a case. The reality is you should always consult with a personal injury lawyer, there’s a strong chance that there’s a case.
We believe when a person’s negligence leads to another individual getting injured or killed, the at-fault person needs to be held fully responsible for his or her actions. If you have been injured by another person’s negligence, here are three reasons to file a personal injury lawsuit:
1. You should not be held financially or legally liable for another person’s negligence. Even if you have the money to cover the cost of your medical expenses, you should not have to do so. The individual who caused your injuries needs to atone for his or her negligence by, at the very least, covering your medical expenses, lost wages, repairs and other costs relating to the accident. It can financially sink you for a good amount of time if you cover the damages, and deal with the physical injury. The irresponsible need to be held responsible.
2. The responsible party’s insurance company has offered you a settlement far less than you rightfully deserved based on your injuries and losses. When negotiations break down and the negligent party’s insurance company fails to offer fair and just compensation, your only recourse may be to file a personal injury lawsuit.
3. People need to realize negligent actions have serious consequences. In cases when an individual is negligent, and that negligence caused someone else to suffer, it is only just that he or she be held accountable. Filing a personal injury lawsuit does not mean you have a personal vendetta against an individual. It simply means that you want the person to take responsibility for the pain and suffering he or she caused. It is a reasonable expectation.
Always Speak with a Personal Injury Attorney After Accidents
Any time an individual in injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, he or she should speak with a personal injury attorney. A Maryland personal injury attorney will be able to answer any questions, advise you of your legal rights, and assist in you determining how to proceed. Hiring an attorney gives you the advocate you need when pursuing justice for your individual case.
How Lawsuits Prevent Injuries From Happening Again
The reality is that lawsuits prevent bad situations from happening again. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the leading causes of non-fatal injuries among all age groups is unintentional injury. Unintentional injury is also the leading cause of death among people between the ages of one year and 45 years of age. If negligent or reckless behavior can be successfully deterred, far fewer individuals would be injured or killed. This is the objective judges have when awarding punitive damages, and the objective accident victims should have when filing a lawsuit. The primary reason for filing is so the individual will realize the error of his or her ways, take responsibility and start acting more mindfully so others will not become victims.
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