Pain and inconvenience as a result of a personal injury accident are unfortunate realities that many people will experience at some point in life. The effects of personal injury can cause great interruption to one’s life. The pain and inconvenience can have far reaching ramifications that affect one’s family and work life.
So what are the grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit?
In this blog post, we’ll be outlining the most common reasons for filing a personal injury lawsuit.
When The Cause Of The Injury Wasn’t Your Fault
A big reason for why you may consider filing a personal injury lawsuit is when the cause of the injury was due to no fault of your own. Instead, you want the company or person you’re making the lawsuit against to accept responsibility for causing your injury. You may even consider that the lack of action taken by a company or person contributed to your injury.
In many cases, aside from the possible financial gain, the greater motivation for the lawsuit is the peace of mind that comes from the offending party accepting responsibility for the injury they caused. For example, if you’re injured in a car accident but the cause of the accident was the other driver, you’d be seeking an acceptance of responsibility from the other party for insurance purposes and to also prove that the accident was not due to your irresponsible actions.
The matter of responsibility in these kinds of cases can have far reaching social implications in terms of employment and also social life. Therefore, it’s very important for many people to have the other party accept responsibility for the cause of a personal injury.
When You’ve Experienced Financial Loss As A Direct Result Of Your Injury
As a result of a personal injury accident you may experience significant financial loss. In this situation, you don’t just want the other party to accept responsibility for being the cause of the injury. You also want the other party to compensate you financially via reimbursement for your financial losses that are a direct result of the injury incurred.
Financial reimbursement can range from immediate medical care to the long term treatment required as a result of the injury. It could be a loss of employment because you are no longer able to perform the role that your employer requires of you. It can even include the legal costs for pursuing the personal injury lawsuit or even travel costs to have your medical treatment. It really depends on each specific case.
As an example, let’s use the case of the driver injured in a car accident again. The injured driver may have experienced a spinal injury as a result of the accident, therefore, he or she is unable to perform his/her trade job anymore. He or she may also require ongoing medical care and rehabilitation to walk again and regain full health.
In this kind of instance, the injured driver could seek financial reimbursement for medical care and rehabilitation costs, travel costs to the rehabilitation centre, and reimbursement for any lost income as a result of not being able to permanently perform in his/her chosen profession again.
Each individual case is different so make sure that you always speak with a lawyer about your personal injury lawsuit before taking anyone to court for financial reimbursement.
Final Words: Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you seriously think that the cause of your personal injury wasn’t your fault and you’ve experienced financial loss as a result of your injury, then you should consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. It’s not something to be taken lightly. The legal costs can be very expensive and there is no guarantee you’ll win your lawsuit.
The best thing to do is speak with a qualified lawyer about your situation. Book a call with our legal team here.