Who Are You Suing?

by Staff Blogger | May 18th, 2016

One question we get a lot from potential clients is, “If I file a lawsuit, whom will I be suing?” The answer to that question is both simple and complex. The simple answer is you’re suing the individual or entity responsible for your injuries. In a car accident, it would be the at-fault driver. In a property liability case, it would more than likely be the organization that owns the property where you were injured. However, if you win your case, the person sued rarely pays you a dime; their insurance company does.

This is an important distinction to remember. Although the lawsuit names the at-fault party, we target their insurance company for damages. That’s why they have insurance to begin with—to protect them if they harm someone or their property. However, getting fair compensation from the insurance company isn’t as simple as filing a claim. Remember, insurance companies are in the business of making profits. They accomplish that by paying out fewer dollars in claims than they take in from premiums. That’s why it’s extremely important that you have an experienced personal injury attorney fighting on your behalf.

At Ponce Law, we’ve been helping accident victims in Nashville get the compensation they deserve for more than 20 years. That experience is why so many turn to us to handle their injury claim, because they know our reputation for getting results. If you’ve been injured, give us a call for a free consultation.