Even as an individual, you can sue a company. The most common types of lawsuits against companies include:
Virtually any organization can be liable under state and federal law. This includes:
For example, a store is generally responsible for maintaining its building in a safe condition for shoppers. If a store is aware of a giant puddle on its premises that is very slippery and blends in with the ground, then the store is responsible for preventing the puddle causing harm to its shoppers. However, assume that the store fails to clean up the puddle in a reasonable amount of time. A shopper does not see the puddle, and they slip and fall in the puddle as a result. The store can be sued for personal injury damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Lawyers are crucial if you decide to sue a business. The state and federal legal systems are very complex, and there are multiple considerations to account for, including which court to file in, which claims to choose, anticipating defenses, whether to settle or go to trial, investigating claims and counterclaims, choosing witnesses, and conducting discovery. In addition, a company will likely have unlimited resources to fight your claim, as well as an in-house legal team to fight you every step of the way. A business lawyer can help you evaluate your potential claims, investigate your case, and advocate for your rights.
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