Legal Help: Getting Hurt on the Street

How A Frivolous Lawsuit Can Become Defamation

When you are the target of a frivolous lawsuit, not only is this stressful and highly inconvenient, but you may also suffer damages as a result of the defamation. As a result, you will want to do everything you can to stop the abusive lawsuits you are facing.

How a Frivolous Lawsuit Works

A frivolous lawsuit is a lawsuit that is filed without merit. The purpose of a lawsuit is for an individual who has suffered damages to receive compensation from the party who was responsible for these damages. However, there are some cases where you may be the target of a lawsuit for another reason, such as defamation.

Frivolous Lawsuits Can Be a Form of Defamation

An individual might be making false accusations against you. Even if they are not able to successfully pursue a lawsuit, many will still remember the accusation made against you and this can be damaging to your reputation. Therefore, you may want to do everything you can to stop the lawsuits from coming in.

What Constitutes a Frivolous Lawsuit

A lawsuit is considered to be abusive if it is done with malice and if there is no justification. If you are not sure if the particular lawsuit has any justification, it's important to consult with an attorney for help. You will also want to discuss whether you should pursue damages from the abusive litigant.

How to Counter a Frivolous Lawsuit

You will need to notify the individual pursuing the fraudulent lawsuit that you intend to file a counter-lawsuit against them. This allows you to give the other party the opportunity to withdraw the lawsuit before your case goes to trial. 

The Advantages of Countering a Frivolous Lawsuit

If you pursue damages for the frivolous lawsuit, you may be able to bring an end to the pointless lawsuits and you may also be able to receive compensation to pay for the damages you have suffered, such as lawyer fees. This is one of the most effective ways to stop abusive lawsuits and bring an end to other consequences of the lawsuits such as defamation. 

How an Attorney Can Help

To be able to win your counter-claim, you will need to make sure to work with an attorney who has experience handling abusive lawsuits. Then, your attorney will be able to build a solid case that will allow you to successfully sue the other party and receive compensation.

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Legal Help: Getting Hurt on the Street

I never gave a lot of thought to needing a lawyer until I was injured while walking down a sidewalk. The accident happened when a biker decided to use the sidewalk instead of the street, and plowed into me as he turned a corner. What followed was a lesson in what is involved with pedestrian accidents. I found a traffic attorney who took my case, and she was able to obtain a settlement that covered the legal fees and my medical bills. If you have been injured through the negligence of another party, you do need legal representation. Keep reading and I'll share how I found the right lawyer and what we did to ensure that my rights were fully protected in a court of law.