Why File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

November 12, 2021

Suppose you’ve recently been the victim of a car crash, a slip and fall accident, construction injury, workplace injury, dog bite, or other accident where you were injured at no fault of your own. In that case, you may consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. Knowing whether a personal injury lawsuit is right for your case may be tough to determine, but an experienced lawyer can review your case and help you make the right decision.

There are many reasons to file a lawsuit, and suing the responsible party with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney is often the best course of action. Here are some common reasons you may consider a personal injury lawsuit:

Medical Expenses

Often what seems like minor injuries turn out to be serious, permanent, and chronic problems. Neck and spinal issues may not appear until later. If you settle for an initial offer from the defendant’s insurance company, you may not receive enough to cover future medical issues or pay for missed work time. An experienced injury lawyer can often get a higher settlement.

Pain & Suffering

A jury or judge may award you money for pain and suffering in addition to money for lost wages and medical bills. An experienced personal injury attorney can negotiate a fair amount for your pain and suffering.

Emotional Distress

Some accidents may make it difficult to resume your normal life or return to work. A personal injury suit for emotional distress can help recover expenses related to long-term emotional damage.

Insurance Companies

Insurance companies’ primary goal is to pay out as little as possible, and they have their own legal teams to help them win. Without legal representation, you likely won’t get what you deserve. Your own insurance carrier may even need a legal push to pay out what they should.

Higher Settlement Numbers

People represented by a personal injury lawyer are much more likely to get a higher settlement than those without legal representation. While your lawyer will earn a percentage of your settlement, you will often walk away with significantly more money than you would without their help.

Filing Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you are considering a personal injury lawsuit, consult with the knowledgeable attorneys at Saladino & Schaaf. At Saladino & Schaaf, our personal injury attorneys have over 75 years of combined experience representing Kentuckians involved in injury accidents. Contact one of our attorneys today to discuss your case at 270-444-0406 (Paducah) / 270-753-1529 (Murray) or contact us online for a free case evaluation.




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