Some Cases Must Be Fought: Your Right to Safety

Many of us are taught to be polite, considerate, and to defer to others’ well-being.  This is a great attitude to have in day-to-day life, especially as such courtesy becomes harder to find, but it can be a dangerous attitude to have when it comes to litigation and personal injury lawsuits.  There are several scenarios in which you might wonder if you have a case, and feel hesitant to pursue legal action:

  • A physical space was not properly maintained and you suffered an injury as a result.
  • You were a passenger in a car accident
  • You were not physically hurt but were traumatized by an experience

Your interests are important

If you were hurt by another person’s negligence, actions or property, your initial reaction might be to let it go and absorb all the physical, emotional and financial costs on your own.  However, there is no sense in breaking the bank because of someone else’s mistake.  You have a right to safety, and a right to compensation if you are hurt.  It can seem scary or even embarrassing to begin a personal injury lawsuit, especially if you have a relationship with the person you are suing, but it also may be in your best interest.

You are your best ally

Insurance companies are always trying to save money or make money.  This means that no matter how sympathetic an insurance representative may seem, there is a good chance you did not receive an adequate settlement offer.  If you have been offered a settlement, don’t accept right away just to be agreeable.  Make sure you talk your case through with someone who can help you determine whether the offer is really enough and, if necessary, fight for a better settlement.

A good lawyer will give good guidance

It is in a lawyer’s best interest not to take a case that is frivolous or that has no grounds.  In fact, bringing frivolous lawsuits to court can actually have repercussions.  Give our offices a call to speak to a trustworthy attorney who can help you determine if you have a case, and the best way to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.

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