You Have the Right to Sue and Here’s Why You Should

by Staff Blogger | November 3rd, 2016

We’re in the last weeks of the election, and we’ll soon elect a whole slew of people, from senators to a new president, to represent our best interests in the coming years. During this final political sprint, you’re sure to hear folks urging you to go out and vote. “It’s your right and your duty,” they say.

As personal injury lawyers, we know all about rights and duties. The most important right in our business is the right to petition the government for redress of grievances, or in layman’s terms, the right to sue. For instance, if you’ve been injured in a car accident, you have the right to seek damages from the at-fault party, as their actions caused your injuries. Just like the right to vote, it’s up to you to decide whether or not you’ll exercise your right to bring a lawsuit.

Here are two reasons why you should:

  1. Getting what’s fair. When you bring a lawsuit in a car accident, most of the time you’re doing so to get what’s fair from the insurance company. Unfortunately, without the threat of a lawsuit, many insurance companies will refuse to pay what’s fair, which is why you need a lawyer who can back up that threat.
  2. Protecting your family. Most accident victims have no idea what their accident is truly going to cost them. Settling cheap with the insurance company could put your family in a financial crisis later on. Once you sign with the insurance company, they’re no longer responsible for future expenses you incur due to your injuries. Tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses later, you’ll wish you had brought a lawsuit, but it’ll be too late.

If you’ve been injured, you have the right to seek damages for your injuries. Call our experienced Roanoke car accident attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll do everything within our power to get you maximum compensation in the least amount of time. Call us today.