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Posted in In the community on June 28, 2016   |  by Gary Burger

Christians and lawsuits

I am sometimes asked by Christians in particular whether it’s biblically appropriate to file a personal injury claim.

My answer is twofold: First, whenever a lawsuit is filed and damages are sought for personal injuries, the injured person only seeks to be compensated. To be made whole. To not suffer a loss. No one in cases represented by the personal injury attorneys of Burger Law seeks to get any bonus or anything that they do not deserve. Second, my knowledge of the Bible indicates that God and Jesus never said anything about not pursuing a case. “Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord,” but you certainly can get justice on earth.

The entire judicial system and Western Judaic culture is based on the Old Testament and the New Testament. Our courts and our laws seek to compensate people for losses. They make sure that the poor and meek do not trampled over by the rich and the powerful. “Woe to those who enact evil statutes, and to those who continually record unjust decisions, so as to deprive the needy of justice, and rob the poor of their rights.” Is. 10:1-3