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Definition of Sue

To sue is the civil action to file a lawsuit against another person. In order to sue and win damages for personal injury the plaintiff must prove the defendant owed them a duty of care, the defendant was negligent and the defendant's negligence was the proximate cause of the plaintiff's injury or loss.

Initiating a lawsuit or suing someone should only be done after considerable consideration and weighing the pros and cons, including whether the damage was minor, what you hope to accomplish, the amount of time needed to resolve the case, whether a resolution can be reached without a lawsuit and the compensation you need for your injuries.

Claimants frequently file claims for defective products, medical malpractice, nuisance, unsafe premises, breach of contract, unsafe products, discrimination, child custody, and property claims. Prior to filing a lawsuit or suing someone it is a good idea to talk to an injury lawyer.

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