When you think of a personal injury case, you probably think about incidents such as auto collisions, slip and falls, and defective products. There is another type of personal injury that defies the timeless saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
We are talking about a personal injury case called slander.
Yes, words can hurt you and not just personally. A slanderous statement can derail your career and upset the dynamic of a romantic relationship. Words can hurt you, and you have the right to fight back by filing a slander lawsuit.
As a form of defamation, slander is the act of one party making false and damaging statements concerning another party. As opposed to libel, which is defamation in written form, slander is spoken defamation. Because slander involves false, misleading, and/or damaging statements, this type of defamation is more difficult to prove than proving libel. You not only have to demonstrate you are the victim of defaming statements, but also the other party knew the defaming statements would hurt you.
With your reputation at stake and the fact that proving slander is difficult to do, hiring a personal injury attorney can help you file a convincing slander lawsuit. For more than three decades, the personal injury lawyers at Morgan & Morgan have helped clients receive monetary damages for being the victims of slanderous statements. We know what it takes to persuade a judge or jury to award you compensation for having to deal with slanderous statements made about your personal and/or professional character.
Schedule a free case evaluation to allow one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to decide whether you have a strong enough case to file a slander lawsuit.