The Benefits Of Taking Legal Action
If you or a loved one has recently been injured under circumstances that weren’t your fault – or were only partially your fault – you’re likely wondering whether you can sue the at-fault party for the harm they’ve caused you and your family. On the other hand, you’re also likely anticipating that the process of seeking justice will be time-intensive, stressful, and potentially costly. As a result, you may be hesitating to take action or even to speak with an attorney about your situation.
The first hurdle that you’ll need to clear when deciding whether to take legal action is speaking with an attorney about whether you have strong grounds upon which to file legal action. As an experienced personal injury lawyer – including those who practice at Council & Associates, LLC – can confirm, too many injury victims either commit to filing a lawsuit or dismiss the idea of taking legal action before they have all the facts at their disposal. By speaking with a lawyer, you can become empowered to make truly informed choices about your situation as you move forward.
As most personal injury lawyers offer free legal consultations, you have nothing to lose by exploring your legal options but an hour or two of your time. And in exchange, you’ll gain personalized, objective legal insight into your situation. If an attorney determines that you are, indeed, in a strong position to file legal action, you’ll likely benefit from the following positive outcomes in exchange for your efforts.
Putting the “What If?” Discussion to Bed
When injury victims fail to pursue legal action – and have not confirmed whether their case is viable or not – that inaction can come back to haunt them. They tend to wonder repeatedly whether their finances would have been more stable or they could have obtained justice had they only been courageous enough to find out the answer to “What if?”. In order to avoid regret down the road, being proactive is key.
Securing Compensation to Which You’re Rightfully Entitled
Pursuing legal action can allow injury victims to benefit from compensation awards that include both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages consist of losses that can be calculated objectively. Loss of earning potential, medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages, etc. are all examples of economic damages. By contrast, non-economic damages are subjective in nature. Pain and suffering and loss of familial support are two commonly awarded types of economic damages.
By pursuing compensation to which you have a rightful claim, you’ll better ensure that the negligent, reckless, or intentionally dangerous conduct of another doesn’t impact your family’s finances in ways that you should not be held responsible for.
Gaining Peace of Mind
Taking action can be surprisingly cathartic in the wake of a situation that led to harm that wasn’t your fault. In seeking justice, you’re not seeking to punish anyone, only to hold them accountable for causing harm that was preventable. In making this effort, you may find that it is easier for you to sleep at night.