In order to have the right to file a lawsuit in court the plaintiff must have standing. This means that the plaintiff must have some sort of stake in the outcome of the lawsuit. The concept of standing prevents an interested member of the general public from filing a suit because they are just concerned.
The plaintiff must mention three things in their petition in order to show that the plaintiff has standing.
First, the plaintiff must show that the plaintiff has suffered or will suffer some injury. This could be a physical injury, a financial injury or a mental injury. In order to show a physical injury a plaintiff can introduce medical records or medical bills.
In order to show a financial injury the plaintiff may bring car repair bills proof of lost wages, or rental car bills.
In order to show a mental injury, the plaintiff may bring their psychologist or therapists records.
Another thing that the plaintiff must show is causation. The plaintiff must show that there is a casual link between the defendant’s actions and the plaintiff’s
Lastly, the plaintiff must show that the court can provide a remedy for the plaintiff. This remedy could be in the form of compensation or an injunction.
However, if the court cannot remedy the plaintiff’s problem the plaintiff will not have standing to challenge the suit.
If you have any questions about standing or about what you need to do in order to file a personal injury case against someone who negligently caused a car accident you can contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Hutchison & Stoy.
We offer free case evaluations to individuals who are attempting to determine what their legal rights are. During this meeting one of our personal injury lawyers can explain the steps you need to take in order to prove that you have standing in the case.
Establishing standing is an essential part of your personal injury case.
The lawyers at Hutchison & Stoy can explain the entire process to you in a way that you can understand.
We can use our experience to fight for justice for you.