Can I file a second lawsuit if I am not pleased with the outcome of the first one?

A plaintiff cannot file a second lawsuit and pursue a second claim against the same defendant for the same injuries. This is because of a legal principle known as “res judicata,” which basically means “it has been decided.” This is why it is so important that you get a skilled and experienced attorney to represent you during the first lawsuit so you don’t accept a settlement that is too small. However, if you choose to file against a different defendant or file for remuneration for different injuries, your claim may be considered valid.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident due to someone else’s reckless actions, you need financial compensation so that you are not forced to cover these costs out of pocket. To learn more about your case, contact the Dallas personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 457-1668 today.


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