Personal Injury Claims: Legitimate versus Frivolous
A person who sustains an injury because of another individual’s negligence may be entitled to pursue financial compensation for their injuries through a personal injury lawsuit. However, there are some criteria that must be met for a claim to be considered legitimate and stand a good chance of being successful. If a claim does not meet these criteria, it may be considered frivolous.
To discuss your legal options if you have been injured in an accident, contact the Charleston personal injury lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800 today.
UNDERSTANDING FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS
If an individual pursues a personal injury claim but has little to no legal foundation for doing so, they may have their claim thrown out of court and could even be punished for wasting the court’s time. This is why it is important to consult with an experienced attorney to find out if your case stands a chance in court.
The following are required in every personal injury claim:
- The claimant was injured
- The injury can be compensated for with money
- There was a distinct cause for the injury
- The defendant was responsible for that cause
It is the responsibility of an attorney to protect their clients from filing frivolous suits and pursuing unnecessary litigation. If a case has no legal grounds to be filed, an ethical representative will inform their client of this fact.
Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Charleston & nearby areas of South Carolina
If you have been injured in an accident because of another person’s negligence, there may be legal action available for you. To learn more about your rights and options in pursuing compensation, contact the Charleston personal injury attorneys of the Steinberg Law Firm today by calling 843-720-2800.
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