How To Sue a Company
By Chris Kramer
Lawsuits against companies are often portrayed as a near impossible endeavor. In popular media, it is not uncommon to see images of corporate attorneys crushing a hapless plaintiff in the courtroom.
While this image makes for good storytelling, there are a wide range of personal injury lawsuits against companies that are very winnable. Don't be deterred by what you see on TV. A personal injury attorney may make a tremendous difference in a person’s fight for justice.
If you've been harmed by the actions of a big company or corporation, speak with a local injury lawyer about what it takes to sue a company. Fill out the brief form below. You can get a free case evaluation with an injury attorney near you when you complete the form on this page.
Why Do People Sue Companies?
People sue corporations for all kinds of reasons. Companies, both large and small, create the vast majority of the tools we use in modern life. As a result, a common lawsuit against companies is a defective product claim.
Listed below are a number of manufacturing mistakes made by companies that may lead to a successful settlement for personal injury:
- Defective drugs
- Tainted food
- Poorly manufactured auto parts
- Failure to provide safe working environment
Many objects that Americans use, from cars to computers to medicine, are often manufactured by a company located miles and miles away. As a result of this geographic disconnection, the most effective way to ensure quality products may be through legal action.
When people sue a company, they are often playing an important role in preserving the health and safety of their friends and family. In fact, personal injury lawsuits can lead to new rules, regulations or product improvements that help keep people safe. In addition, a successful suit could result in compensation for damages and losses suffered.
Preparing to Sue? Make a Checklist
Due to the complexities of injury laws, and the robust legal defense offered by most companies, many people who are suing a company turn to injury lawyers for legal information.
There are, however, many things a person can do to prepare for suing a company. These steps include:
- Make a paper trail. Collect any pieces of paper that include information about your injury, including medical bills, receipts, warranties, and contracts.
- Check statutes of limitations. State laws often put a time limit on certain claims. Many people check with an attorney to make sure that they are acting quickly enough on their claim.
- Know your target. A quick Internet search of the company a person is suing may reveal similar complaints about the company. Evidence of other illegal behavior by the company could provide more ammunition in court.
Suing a company can be a long and difficult process, but if you feel you have suffered a real injustice, you may very well have a winnable case. Contact a local personal injury lawyer today to learn more about your legal options.
The above summary is for informational purposes and is not legal advice. For legal advice on your particular situation, consult a local personal injury attorney.