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For Pain and Suffering: 5 Reasons to Pursue a Lawsuit After a Personal Injury

There is no such thing as a personal injury that doesn’t involve pain and suffering. All accidents hurt, and all of them have a certain amount of anguish, embarrassment, and even humiliation sometimes. A victim can try to reclaim some dignity and some monies by pursuing a lawsuit for personal injury. The following are five good reasons to do so:

Peace of Mind

Peace of mind is the most valuable thing that you get from a personal injury suit. You will know that you do not have to burden any of your friends or family members because you will have the funds in your hands to take care of your bills during your recovery. You will also know that you can pay someone for in-home care if need be so that you do not have to ask your family members to take time from their jobs to provide assistance to you.

Various Expenses Paid

Another reason that you may want to move forward with a personal injury suit is to have all of your expenses paid so that you don’t get behind. If you have an honorable attorney, he can fight to get you compensatory damages that can pay for everything from your medical bills to your rent money.

Pain and Suffering Recompensed

Punitive damages are another reason that you may want to take your personal injury to court. If your injury happened because of extreme neglect, a judge can order the other party to pay you a large sum of money that is separate from the other compensation. Punitive damages pay for any pain and suffering that you may have experienced. They deter the offender from repeating the process, as well.

Out-Of-Court Settlement

You could possibly get your funds faster if Bennett & Sharp PLLC offers to settle your case out of court. An out-of-court settlement is one that skips over the court proceedings. The offender usually knows that he or she is fighting a losing battle. Sometimes, the offender agrees because that person does not want to have to deal with media exposure. If you can get the other party to agree, you may have your funds in your hands within weeks instead of months.

No Risk Involved

Finally, one fantastic reason to go the route of a personal injury is that there is virtually no risk involved in it. An attorney may be willing to give you contingency representation. Contingency representation is free of charge until you get your settlement.

Now you know of least five reasons to pursue getting compensation for your injuries. It just makes sense to do that. Don’t stress yourself out. Instead, just consider taking a step toward getting compensation.

About the Author: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her husky Snowball. You can find her on Twitter at @LizzieWeakley and on Facebook at

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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