Many of us in Texas have a real aversion to personal injury lawsuits. Whether its something tied to our political views, our religion, our cultural values, or even just some sense of pride - we don't like the idea of asking someone to pay for injuries. Especially if they were not the product of an intentional decision to cause our injury. Sometimes, this feeling arises when the person at fault appears to be remorseful and seems sincere in apologizing.
I endorse that sense of forgiveness and willingness to avoid litigation when it makes economic sense for you. What I mean is that, if you don't need any money to compensate for your medical expenses and lost wages at work, don't sue. But, if your life has been disrupted, you're in pain and you're suffering losses, you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
Consider this - the great majority of personal injry lawsuits involve claims that are filed under a theory of negligence as opposed to "I'm suing you because you're a jerk."
Bringing a lawsuit for injuries someone caused you in an accident is much like asking the Court to enforce an agreement. The primary goal in an injury lawsuit is to ensure that the plaintiff gets compensated when the defendant's conduct falls below expectations.
Our society requires that we all live up to a basic standard of care so that our actions do not needlessly endanger others. When someone fails to live up to that standard and causes a needless injury, the law gives you a right to shift the cost of that failure to the person who failed to meet the standard of care.
If you're facing a situation where your injuries were caused by someone else's negligence, and you are trying to figure out if you have a legal case, check out this book to help you figure it out.
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