Have you been hurt by the fault of another person? Has it affected your ability to enjoy life the way you did before you were injured?
The law provides remedies to help you. You can often recoup your economic losses due to personal injury, and also be compensated for your pain and suffering. Maybe you can’t play with your children anymore because of the severity of your injuries. Maybe you can’t participate in sports and other recreational pursuits anymore. Whether you have physical pain or emotional distress, the civil justice system can provide recognition of your loss through monetary compensation.
Believe it or not, several times a year I’m approached by someone who assures me that they’ve “never done this kind of thing before.” Or, “I want you to know that I’m not the type to sue someone.” I chalk that up to the incessant drumbeat we all hear from corporate and insurance interests, which makes ordinary people think there’s a lawsuit problem and that people who consult with attorneys are the bad guys.
Well, here is one truth that I especially want you to know: You should not feel guilty for speaking with a lawyer. Among our Constitutional privileges is the 7th Amendment, which provides that everyone who has a claim has the option to take action up to and including, if necessary, before a jury of his or her peers. Society -- through the legal system -- should recognize what has happened to you. The primary purpose of the civil justice system is to address wrongs so as to make things right for the victim.
It never hurts to get your questions answered if you or someone you love has been injured. Contact an attorney and decide if a personal injury claim is right for you. But, please, don’t be deterred from seeking your Constitutional remedy because of misinformation spread by groups that are more interested in corporate profits than they are in YOU.
You are not alone. I have worked with personal injury victims for nearly 40 years, so I understand that you need someone to listen to you and be on your side. I’m willing to listen and would like to use my experience and expertise to help you.