Do you have the grounds with which to file a personal injury lawsuit?
Personal injury cases occur due to the wrongful conduct or negligence of one person to another, resulting in bodily harm, loss, suffering or death. It is possible for a person to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to obtain compensation for medical and other expenses and emotional distress. Because not every injury received will be grounds for a lawsuit, it is a good idea to seek the help of a personal injury attorney to evaluate your case.
The basis for the grounds upon which your attorney will decide if you have a case will depend on:
If another acted in a way that was negligent or irresponsible, and should have exercised reasonable care, or if they had a specific duty to perform
If there was a calculable probability that harm could have occurred, or was there virtually nothing that could have been done to prevent or reduce that harm from occurring
If harm resulted after the occurrence of a criminal act
Other factors that may be taken into account are the extent of financial loss, including medical costs, property damage, lost income, the likelihood of future loss, and how severe the pain and suffering is that was caused by the injury.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Your attorney will listen to your account of what occurred, measure these grounds against your potential claim, and decide if it makes sense to move ahead with your lawsuit.
Sometimes individuals file a lawsuit without having the proper grounds to do so. These are known as frivolous law suits. Their purpose is to use loopholes in the law to recover compensation. They take up the time of the court and should not be filed.
There are many legitimate injuries caused by the negligent or intentional acts of another that the victims of those acts deserve to be compensated for. If an individual breaches his or her duty to someone else and causes that person harm, loss, or injury, a personal injury lawyer should be sought to determine if there are grounds for a personal injury case, and how much that case is worth. More on this website