No one wants to suffer from a personal injury. It's hard to recover, and it takes time out of your life and the things you want to do. Whether you're suffering because of a car crash, dog bite or slip-and-fall incident, you may have months or years of recovery ahead of you.
It is important to know that those who caused your injuries can be held liable in many cases. For example, if you slip and fall on a staircase covered in ice as you're walking up to a local business's front door, they may be liable for your injuries. If a neighbor's dog gets out of its yard and bites you, they may be held liable for its actions. If a dangerous driver strikes you on their way home from the bar, they should be held liable for your injuries, too.
What can you do to hold others responsible for their actions?
When someone makes a poor decision or is negligent in a way that leads to injuries, they can normally be held liable for any injuries or damages that result. To do this, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit.
This lawsuit does a few things. First, it asserts that the other party caused your injuries. Second, it describes the injuries you suffered. Third, it shows how the injury impacts your daily life and finances. Finally, it asks the court to step in and award you compensation by holding the other party responsible.
Our site has more information on liability and what to do if you're hurt by another person.