Have You Been Injured? 4 Situations Where a Lawsuit is Warranted

Nobody expects to be injured, but it happens. Injuries can happen at work, at home, in a store, or even while walking in the park. Regardless of location, if you’ve been hurt in an accident, there are some situations where you’re justified to get an attorney and file a personal injury lawsuit.

  1. You were hurt by a random accident

Sometimes genuine accidents happen, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t sue for negligence. That’s what insurance policies are for. Although, never blindly accept an insurance settlement without talking to an attorney first. Usually, you have a better chance at winning more compensation through a lawsuit.

You can find many examples of random accidents that have injured people just trying to mind their own business, like the time a toilet exploded at Dunkin’ Donuts and injured a man. Apparently, it wasn’t the first time the toilet had exploded on a customer.

If you’re hesitant to file a lawsuit because you don’t feel like a business should be held responsible for an accident, talk to an attorney about your situation. In almost all cases, the business’ insurance policy will pay for your compensation, whether you settle or go to trial.

  1. Your employer doesn’t carry workers’ compensation

It’s completely justified to file a lawsuit if you get injured at work and your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation. Whether they’re required to carry a policy and choose not to, or they’re exempt, you are entitled to a safe work environment. By running a business, your employer takes full responsibility for the safety of everyone, including workers and customers. They have a legal duty to ensure your safety. If they failed to protect you, they should pay for your medical bills and other expenses.

  1. You slipped and fell at a business

Slips and falls are one of the most common types of accidents and they can happen anywhere, even at your favorite restaurant or retail store. Sometimes they’re caused by customers who spill liquid, but it’s not unheard of for an employee to be at fault. For example, it’s common for customers to trip over items left on the floor and slip on spilled liquid.

It doesn’t matter if your injury was an employee’s fault. Employers are legally responsible for everything their employees do, even if they violated company policy by walking away from a spill instead of guarding it to ensure customer safety. Whatever caused your injury, you’re fully justified in filing a lawsuit.

  1. You were bitten by a dog

Dog bites can be painful, serious, and sometimes fatal. It all depends on the dog, where they bite you, and whether or not they let go after biting. Some dogs bite once and run, while others hold on and try to destroy whatever they’ve bitten, even if it’s a person’s arm or leg.

It’s a common problem. According to the data, there are around 4.5 million dog bites each year in the United States and every day, 1,000 people visit the emergency room for dog bite injuries.

If someone’s dog bit you, it’s not your fault. Owners are legally required to keep their dogs under their control and they’re usually required to be on a leash. If a dog is known to bite, the owner should have their dog in a muzzle while they go for a walk and take care to not let their dog wander around.

Unfortunately, many dog owners are irresponsible and underestimate the danger their dog poses to other people. They allow them to roam off-leash and they do not have verbal control.

Trying to get the owner to pay for your medical bills probably won’t work outside of a lawsuit. It’s rare for people to take responsibility for the damage their dogs cause. Instead, go straight to an attorney and if they say you have a good case, file a lawsuit against the dog’s owner. It’s the only way to recover financial compensation and get justice for your injuries. If their dog is truly dangerous, they might be forced to put it down.

If you were injured, your lawsuit is justified

Your medical and household bills won’t pay themselves. If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, contact a personal injury attorney right away to discuss your case. Don’t be afraid to sue for your injuries when someone else is at fault. You deserve all the compensation you can get.

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