Many people who have been hurt because of someone else’s negligence don’t come forward to ask for help. There are several reasons, but most of them can be easily addressed. Let’s be blunt: If someone else is responsible for your injury or the death of someone you care about, you may be entitled to financial compensation. There’s nothing wrong with that financial aspect, but many people feel awkward about asking for it.
Frivolous Lawsuits vs. Genuine Lawsuits
Many people are afraid that they’ll look “greedy” or as if they’re trying to “game the system” if they bring a lawsuit against a person or a business. That’s simply not the case, though.
Sure, if you contrive a fall in a Phoenix shopping plaza or you deliberately jump in front of a moving car on a Chandler street just so that you can file a lawsuit, you’ll probably be found out. However, medical bills pile up quickly—even if you have insurance—and missing work is no picnic (especially when you’ve used up all of your vacation and sick days). Most people simply can’t afford long hospital stays and time off. We all have families to support, mortgages to pay, and other obligations to fulfill.
How Much Does It Cost to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
As with any professional relationship, it’s important that you only work with someone who has terms you’re comfortable with (including a free initial consultation). Many personal injury lawyers won’t charge you a dime until you win your case. That’s important for two reasons:
- You won’t have to spend a lot of money on a case that may not go anywhere (especially when you’re already financially burdened)
- You can count on your personal injury lawyer to be brutally honest about whether you’re likely to win your case based on her past experience and knowledge of the Phoenix and Chandler court systems.