When you sustain harm or injury because of the direct or indirect actions of someone else, you may think that litigation is the only way option to seek damages. But this is not actually the case. In fact, the majority of personal injury cases are actually resolved through settlements. But still, this doesn’t change the fact that there are cases where litigation is the only answer. But when does this happen?
- A contract was broken
- Gross display of negligence
- The offending party refuses to cooperate
If a legally binding contract exists between employee and employer, and one of the stipulations under said contract is to provide compensation and assistance in the event of an injury at work, the employer can be sued if they break this agreement.
When you are harmed because of the clear and undeniable negligent acts of someone else, you are at liberty to file a personal injury lawsuit. For example, if an accident in the workplace happened because the employer knowingly ignored safety practices, that employer can easily lose in a lawsuit.
If it’s clear that a person or organization was responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, but still refuses to cooperate when you offer the option of mediation, it may be time to bring the case to court. In these scenarios, you need a skilled ally by your side. Talk to the personal injury experts of Barrus Injury Lawyers to learn more about how we can help you win your personal injury case.