When your injury is caused by a corporation’s negligence, or by an individual who is covered by their company, you might want to file a claim against that company. For example, if you use a product that does not have disclaimers for use and you get an injury or illness, you could file a product liability claim against the company. But how challenging is suing a major corporation?
Some Challenges for Your Claim
One of the challenges of suing a major corporation is that you need ample documentation to prove your case. To get documentation, take as many pictures with time stamps as possible, get together any medical or financial records that apply, and include all other evidence you have in your claim.
You must have solid proof of your claims against the company. If not, the company can in turn sue you for fraudulent claims, which could end up costing you more money in the long run. So you want to make sure you have enough documented evidence to prove your claims.
When suing a major corporation, they might offer a settlement before your claim goes to court. Even though it could leave you feeling like you didn’t get justice, taking the settlement is something to consider. It could save you the trouble of going through court proceedings and still give you some compensation.
Big companies will sometimes make it harder for plaintiffs and draw out the case to cost them more money because the company has the money to provide a better defense. In that case, taking a settlement could be your best option. But if the offered settlement does not meet the amount of compensation you believe you deserve, then you should take it to court.
Cases Against Major Corporations
Another problem with suing a major corporation is the possibility of their appeal. Especially with newer cases, like the Roundup Weed Killer cancer lawsuits. Victims suing not only have to deal with going to court, but most of them also have a form of cancer from the product that they’re being treated for as well. In one particular case, after a judge decided the corporation was to award a plaintiff a lot of money, the winnings were reduced after an appeal. Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, was able to appeal because they have the money to do so as a major corporation.
Even though victims won their cases, they still had to sit through months of court. All the while, they still had medical bills, doctor appointments, and time off work. If they hadn’t won, the cases might not have been worth it. But since they got their deserved compensation, the challenges of the trial were worth it in the end.
The Legal Help You Deserve
If you’ve used a product that harmed you, but was not properly advertised as dangerous, you could have a product liability claim against a company. When you’ve been wronged by a major corporation, you’ll need a strong lawyer who is on your side. In Little Rock, you can count on McMath Woods, P.A. to fight for you in your product liability case. Contact us today for a free consultation for your case.
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