Your right to bring a civil lawsuit is guaranteed by the 7th Amendment. The 7th Amendment says that in civil trials — personal injury trials included — the right of a “trial by jury shall be preserved.” The Constitution requires that a civil trial involve a jury of your peers. That ensures that your injury case will be decided by regular people from Buffalo and Western New York.
Fighting huge corporations in court can be intimidating. The 7th Amendment evens the playing field. The injured person and the corporate defendant have an equal opportunity to present their case to a jury composed of members of our community. Jurors are the ones with the power to right wrongs.
In the eye of the law, everyone is equal. If you have personal injury case, chances are it will settle before it goes to court. If it does go to court, the 7th Amendment keeps the real power of the legal system in the hands of we the people.