Car Accident Injury Claims Settle Or Go To Court?
Car Accident Injury Claims: Settle or go to Court?
You have been in an Accident and you are finished your treatment for the injuries you sustained. The next question is, should I settle the case or go to court? The short answer is you should always look to settle your claim without starting legal proceedings. Why? The answer is simple: if you can get the right amount of compensation for your injuries without starting legal proceedings, you will have maximized your recovery. Filing with the court costs you money, time and quite frankly is stressful and aggravating. If you can settle your claim, it is always advisable to do so. Here are some factors you should consider for settlement without going to Court:
Are you still suffering from the injuries that caused you to bring the claim in the first place?
Will you require future medical treatment for the injuries you sustained?
Did you lose a job over the injuries you received and is that taken into account in the settlement offer?
These are important questions to ask yourself and should be discussed with your attorney at the appropriate time. If you still have pain and limitations, careful consideration should be taken regarding whether you should settle your claim. Once you settle, there is no going back to the responsible party and requesting more money. Will the settlement amount compensate you for all your damages on and into the future? If you can answer that question "yes" then settlement is the preferred route. An experienced lawyer can assist you in answering these questions. The Attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, can assist you at this phase or any other phase of your case. The consultation is free and we encourage you to call at any time.
The decision to file with the court is not one that should be taken lightly. The litigation process is expensive, time consuming, stressful and if a jury trial commences, juries are wholly unpredictable. In some cases, a jury trial is necessary. For example, most insurance companies will not compensate a person for lifelong injuries in an out of court settlement. Sometimes, the parties cannot agree on the value of the claim. Again, the Attorneys at Greg Prosmushkin, PC have the knowledge and experience to properly advise you regarding this most important decision.
Remember, to settle, you get your compensation quickly and reduce the costs greatly. However, you should never settle a case at less than the value of the case because you cannot later claim that it was not enough to compensate you. Settlements are final for all time absent fraud.
Call the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation.
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