What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Frivolous Lawsuits and Personal Injury Claims

A person injured because of another individual’s negligence may want to pursue legal action. If successful, a person can recover a substantial amount of their injury costs from a lawsuit. These lawsuits need to follow a particular set of requirements. Failure to provide for these requirements in a lawsuit can result in the suit being labeled frivolous by the court. This can effectively throw out the case from court and may lead to serious penalties for the individual pursuing the case.

For more information if you have sustained an injury because of another person’s negligence, contact Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Donald Guthrie, P.A., at 904-296-1088 today.

Is My Case Frivolous?

If a person is consulting with a legal professional before pursuing a lawsuit, their advisor should sufficiently warn that individual if their case will be considered frivolous. In these situations, the individual’s legal counsel, not the individual, may be punished if a frivolous suit is brought to court.

Frivolous lawsuits are defined according to the foundational requirements of any injury claim. These requirements include the following:

  • The claimant must have suffered an injury
  • The injury was caused by another person’s negligence
  • There is a causal link between the negligent individual and the injury

As long as a case meets the standards set forth for an injury claim, it can be legitimately heard by a court.

Contact Us

If you have been injured and are looking to cover the subsequent costs associated with the injury, we may be able to help you. For more information regarding your rights and options, contact Jacksonville personal injury attorney Donald Guthrie, P.A., today by calling 904-296-1088. We can help you to determine whether your case may warrant a civil lawsuit.

Privacy Policy
Bank of America Plaza at Southpoint
6622 Southpoint Drive South #150
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: (904) 269-1088
home  |  firm philosophy  |  attorney profile  |  practice areas  |  articles  |  faqs  |  contact us  |  blog  |  legal colleagues  |  Find us on Google+ | sitemap  |  Log in

© Copyright 2008 The Law Offices of Donald D. Guthrie. All Rights Reserved.
The Law Offices of Donald D. Guthrie |  6622 Southpoint Drive South #150 JacksonvilleFL  32216 |  Phone: (904) 296-1088 |  Directions | Don Guthrie+

Maclenny | Jacksonville Beach | Lake City | Middleburg | St. Augustine | Ponte Vedra Beach | Orange Park | Yulee