“Seeking Justice with the Love of God” (Luke 11:42)
Many Christians, who have been injured in a car accident or other type of accident, are concerned that it is wrong for them to pursue a claim for damages from the accident. In our humble opinion, there is nothing in the Bible that specifically prohibits a person from seeking compensation for damages related to a legitimate personal injury claim. There are biblical passages that caution that the decision to file a lawsuit should not be made hastily (Proverbs 25:8) and that a person should not file a lawsuit for purposes of revenge (Leviticus 19:18). At our firm, we will not accept a case that we believe is driven by revenge or greed.
Many personal injury cases are resolved before a lawsuit is filed. Even after a lawsuit is filed, most injury cases are ultimately resolved by settlement before trial. Though we have extensive experience and success taking cases to trial before juries, we strive to resolve cases through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or settlement conferences.
Whether or not to seek an out-of-court settlement versus filing a lawsuit in a court of law depends on several factors:
- The adversaries willingness to fairly compensate the injured victim (Matthew 5:25)
- The strength and validity of the case (Proverbs 25:8)
- The emotional and financial cost of a lawsuit (Luke 14:31-32)
If you have been injured in a car accident or any type of accident and would like to discuss the merits of your case and the pros and cons of making a claim with a Christian lawyer, please feel free to contact a West Palm Beach accident attorney an impact partner of Way FM Christian Radio at our offices at (561) 684-6330 or toll free at (877) 900-0808.