Some people complain about the legal system today, arguing that most lawsuits are frivolous. However, many of these lawsuits are legitimate attempts to secure compensation after being injured by another party’s actions or inaction.
Frivolous Lawsuits versus Legitimate Claims
The major difference between a frivolous lawsuit and a legitimate claim is the assessment provided by the claimant or his or her attorney. If either of these parties realizes that a claim has no chance of succeeding in court because it lacks legal merit, the claim may be considered frivolous. However, as many claims are pursued simply to help a person regain financial security after another individual caused them harm, it is wrong to assume that all personal injury suits are frivolous. There are some legal penalties for filing frivolous lawsuits. These can include:
Being required to pay the legal fees of the other party
Being sanctioned by the court
Being held in contempt of court
An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can help a client understand whether his or her claim is legitimate or may be thrown out as frivolous. This can save a client from public embarrassment and legal fees.
If you have suffered an injury in an accident with another party and are now in need of legal assistance, we may be able to help. We offer a free consultation for all of our potential clients, giving them a better understanding of the validity of their case. To learn more about your options, contact the St. Louis personal injury attorneys of the Finney Law Office today by calling 314-646-0300.