Learn why you need an experienced attorney to hold a big corporation liable for personal injuries
There are a variety of different types of personal injury accidents that could result in a claim against a big corporation rather than a private individual. For example, if you were injured by a truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel, you would end up suing the trucking company, since trucking companies are liable for the actions of their drivers. If you had an accident inside a store, the store might be liable, since stores are expected to keep their properties free of hazards like slip hazards, trip hazards, unsafe shelving, and falling objects. In some cases, corporations can be sued for negligent security if an individual is the victim of a crime on the premises. And of course, the manufacturers of defective products can be sued for injuries and illnesses caused by their products.
No matter what type of claim you are bringing—be it a truck accident claim, premises liability claim, negligent security claim, or product liability claim, if a big corporation is involved, you can expect to face some special challenges in your quest for compensation.
The first major difference between suing a private individual and suing a big corporation is the amount of resources they will be able to put into their defense. As soon as they hear about any kind of accident that could expose them to liability, a big corporation will mobilize their army of lawyers and experts, looking for any possible reason to deny your compensation, or at least convince you to settle for less compensation than you may really deserve.
You might think that when liability is clear, big corporations would be eager to settle personal injury claims quickly and quietly in order to prevent damage to their brand and their reputation. But this is not always the case. Instead, big corporations’ attorneys typically try to use any means possible to draw out the case and make it more difficult and expensive for the plaintiffs to pursue their claim. For example, they might:
- Object to discovery requests—such as for footage from their security cameras
- File a motion for summary judgment—in order to dismiss the claim against them
- Request removal of the case from state to federal court—since federal courts tend to be more sympathetic to corporate defendants
- Hire experts to testify on their behalf—which may mean the plaintiff needs to hire their own experts to counter this testimony effectively
Have You Been Hurt By a Big Corporation?
It is extremely important to have a personal injury attorney on your side who has experience fighting big corporations, who will not be intimidated by an aggressive defense strategy, and who will dedicate ample time and attention to preparing your claim. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we know how to go up against big corporations and win. You can trust us for the aggressive, diligent, and effective representation necessary to ensure your rights are protected. To learn more, call us at 800-333-0000 and request a free initial consultation.