What Does Filing a Lawsuit Accomplish?

Filing a lawsuit after an accident cannot undo the injuries or losses you suffered. However, a lawsuit allows you to recover compensation for your economic costs, providing for your future. Additionally, as attorney Fredric Eisenberg explains in this video, filing a lawsuit can also effect change that can prevent similar accidents from happening in the future. For example, product defect lawsuits often force manufacturers to change their methods, eliminating the dangers in future consumer items.

Video Transcription

One of the things that I always tell my client, and I think it’s very important to listen to clients when they come into your office and really set the expectations, we can never make a client whole in the sense that we can’t put them back together the way they were before they came to our office. But what we can do is provide them an economic recovery which will take care of their economic needs the rest of their life. To me, that’s our job and that’s our mission and if we set the expectation with the family from the get-go that our mission is to make them whole in a sense of the whole economic recovery, then we’re all on the same page and we’re all headed to the same goal. We absolutely change corporate behavior, if you go back and see changes that are made in cars they’re because of lawsuits, if you look at seatbelts, if you look at airbags, if you look at positive train controls on train tracks, if you look at almost any remedy that makes a product safer, it’s because of a lawsuit. For more information or to speak to an attorney to www.ERLegal.com.

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