3 Reasons to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After an Accident

Deciding whether to file a personal injury action can be difficult. In many cases, an individual who suffers an accident or incident has his or her life thrown into an uproar. Many of our clients who file lawsuits simply wish the accident or incident had not occurred and that they did not have to attend the added appointments, telephone calls, and court dates. While everyone understands the frustration that accompanies the additional responsibilities after an accident or incident, legal action or lawsuits are sometimes necessary in cases where there is damage. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident, you should speak with an experienced attorney so that you have the information you need to determine if you should file a personal injury claim.

A personal injury action is not for everyone. However, important consideration must be given in each case. You or your loved one may be interested in filing a personal injury claim if:

  • You have suffered damages. In order to be successful in a negligence cause of action, you will need to prove damages. Damages are the consequences suffered as a result of the accident or incident. One of the main reasons for filing for a custody action is to seek compensation for damages obtained. Damages can include harm caused to your person or property. When you experience pain and discomfort from an injury, you deserve the maximum amount of compensation. You also deserve reimbursement for all added expenses that would not have occurred if the accident had not taken place.
  • You cannot obtain crucial information. Sometimes, parties to a personal injury matter sometimes deliver informal discovery in an effort to further settlement discussions. However, many litigators are hesitant to convey any information that will harm their case. If there are concerns that all the relevant information has not been provided, your attorney will likely recommend that a personal injury action be initiated to ensure, at the very least, all relevant discovery is obtained.
  • Settlement is not possible. Although many personal injury actions settle, settlement is just not possible in some cases. While this can occur for a variety of reasons, a trial is necessary to resolve the issues in dispute where settlement is not possible. To maximize your probability of success an experienced litigator should handle your personal injury lawsuit.

Contact Colombo Law Office

When you are injured in an accident or incident you need an attorney who will zealously handle your personal injury claim. Colombo Law has effectively handled thousands of personal injury claim for our clients. While many of our cases have settled, we have also handled cases and advised our clients when settlement was not the best outcome in specific cases.

We are a full service personal injury law firm that wants to make the process as simple as possible while obtaining the amount of compensation you and your loved ones deserve. We assist clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, as well as Monongalia, Marian, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. For a no-risk initial consultation, contact Colombo Law today.


by Colombo Law
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