It is all too common for a person who is filing a personal injury lawsuit to hear from others that all civil lawsuits are frivolous. It is true that this word gets thrown around a lot, and it is also true that most people do not quite understand what a frivolous lawsuit is. Read on to get the truth about these cases. Then reach out to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
The definition of a frivolous lawsuit
The dictionary definition of frivolous is something that does not have any value or serious purpose. According to the Civil Code of Procedure in California, a frivolous lawsuit does not have a proper purpose and is instead file to delay, harass or increase the cost of litigation, or it is a lawsuit that is not warranted by law or plausible legal argument to modify a law, or it does not have enough evidence to support it.
Most frivolous lawsuits are brought because the person bringing them wants to abuse the system and not because they are seeking justice. For example, they may bring the lawsuit to get revenge on the defendant or to make their lives more difficult.
Valid personal injury cases
If frivolous lawsuits are those that do not have merit, then a valid personal injury case is the opposite. The reality is that in our years of experience, every client we have represented has had a valid claim, and the vast majority of people who take advantage of our free consultation have valid claims too and are not trying to abuse the system.
It is also true that many lawsuits that are deemed “frivolous” are not frivolous at all. It is not frivolous to sue a person months after they injured you – you have the right to take your time as long as you are within the statute of limitations. It is not frivolous to bring a lawsuit against someone if you had medical bills caused by actions they took. It is not frivolous to sue your boss due to a workplace injury, even if your job is inherently dangerous. If your employer’s actions caused or contributed to the accident, then you may be entitled to funds to cover your costs.
Call us today to find out if your case has merit
If you are on the fence and not sure if your case has merit or if you will be considered to be bringing a frivolous lawsuit, we urge you to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. We can start off with a free legal consultation. We will go over all your options to let you know what your options are. We will tell you if you have case and what your chances are.
If we decide to take your case, it will be on a contingency basis, which means that we do not get paid unless – and until – we win your case. Call us today to get the process started.