Being injured in an accident can be a terrifying and frightening ordeal. Injured accident victims often find themselves in and out of hospitals and rehabilitation centers, unable to work and provide for their families. During this time, medical expenses and bills begin to pile up, causing unnecessary financial burdens for families already reeling from the accident. Even worse, many accident victims are left dealing with chronic pain or permanent disability as a result of their accident, further jeopardizing their lives and their families. When this occurs, it is important to know that the law is on your side. Accident victims have a legal right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.