Ethical Reasons to File a Personal Injury Claim

October 8, 2018 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Ethical Reasons to File a Personal Injury Claim

Filing a Personal Injury Claim Helps More Than Just You

Personal injury claims can often suffer from some negative perceptions born of media portrayals and generally uninformed opinions about what exactly they consist of and the general legal process overall. It is unfortunate that many people do not realize that personal injury claims actually serve greater purposes beyond simply seeking compensation for an injury. Many people look at personal injury claims based off of poor examples such as the lawsuit against McDonald's over hot coffee lids and other more frivolous appearing cases. Personal injury claims at their core are about justice for victims sought through the civil legal system. This does not necessarily just entail a settlement to cover damages incurred by an avoidable accident. Personal Injury claims have other benefits that may not seem as obvious as the immediate financial compensation they usually offer. Do not feel guilty about looking into legal options after sustaining an injury in an accident. Through proving that a liable party's negligence caused an avoidable accident that injured a plaintiff, a personal injury claim can get that plaintiff the compensation they deserve for damages like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and lost earning potential. Consider contacting Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA if you have suffered a severe personal injury due to the negligence of a liable party. We will work tirelessly to pursue the compensation that you are owed.

Personal Injury Claims Ensure Proper Medical Care

Despite the common belief that personal injury claims are undertaken in a frivolous attempt to make money off an accident, the majority of the money from most settlements actually ends up going towards a plaintiff's medical expenses. Most accident injuries in personal injury cases can rack up incredibly high medical bills for surgery, medication, hospital care, therapy, continued care, etc that needs to be paid by a person that typically rendered unable to work for some time because of their injury and might not even have their job anymore once they recover. These personal injury claims can often be the only option a plaintiff has to keep their life from spiraling down out of control financially. Claims are not filed against a company out of spite or revenge but instead out of necessity to pay for healthcare that financially ruins the average person.

Personal Injury Claims Stop Repeated Negligence

In order for a personal injury claim to be filed successfully, there needs to be a serious injury suffered by the plaintiff and a liable party that's negligence caused the injury. A claim can't be successful without a negligent party is responsible so these claims hold only the unequivocally guilty responsible for actions that should never be repeated. By holding these guilty parties responsible for their negligence, personal injury claims help to ensure that these parties do their best to ensure that such negligence is not repeated in order to avoid additional claims. While personal injury claims do not take money directly from a negligent party but instead gets settlements through their insurance, a company or similar entity would prefer to avoid having repeated personal injury claims against them for reasons ranging from public perception to insurance company trouble. Not only will those responsible for negligence ensure they won't repeat their mistake but others as well will take measures to ensure something similar doesn't happen to them.

Personal Injury Claims Hold Insurance Companies Accountable

By filing a personal injury claim, you are seeking compensation for an injury from a responsible party but you are not taking the money directly out of their pockets to pay for your damages. Otherwise, any attempt at seeking compensation would come at someone's personal expense. Instead, we have insurance companies to pay out settlements to injured plaintiffs. However, insurance companies make a point of minimizing the amount of money that they have to pay out as much as possible. First and foremost, they are a for-profit business and they have a duty to their shareholders to ensure that there is a steady profit. So an insurance company will try to achieve this by coming up with reasons to limit or outright deny your claims by any means necessary; of which there are surprisingly many. Many people take out insurance policies that require regular payments just in case an accident occurs. When one finally does they expect the insurance company that they have been paying consistently, to have their back and payout an appropriate settlement. Instead, many people's claims are outright denied by insurance companies. Personal injury claims help to ensure that insurance companies that may try to limit or deny a claim are held accountable for the service they are supposed to provide. With the right personal injury lawyer in your corner, you can make sure that your insurance company doesn't try anything underhanded to reduce your claim

Don't be Afraid of Filing a Personal Injury claim

You may have suffered a back injury because you slipped and fell on a spill at the grocery store or a commercial truck could have rear-ended you. The injuries caused by accidents like this are often severe yet there are a surprising amount of people forego filing an injury claim because they don't want to hurt a business they support or maybe they find the whole act of legal action for an accident, frivolous. Don't let these misconceptions prevent you from filing an injury claim that can help pay for medical expenses, lost wages, etc.

Seek an Experienced Florida Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of a liable party, then do not hesitate to contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA about a free consultation on your claim. Our lawyers will sit down with you to hear the details of your injury claim and recommend several legal options. Consider Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA for a lawyer that will fight to secure you the settlement that you deserve. Contact us online or give us a call at (727)451-6900 Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA 800 North Belcher Road Clearwater, FL 33765 (727) 451-6900


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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