When you’ve suffered a serious injury that will prevent you from
working and earning money, you may consider filing an injury lawsuit against
the person responsible for your accident. However, if you’ve never
been involved in an injury lawsuit before, then you might be under the
misconception that all injury lawsuits will have to be tried in court.
However, nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, there are several factors that can determine if your case needs
to go to court, which makes it important that you learn why and when your
injury lawsuit will need to be resolved in court. Read when you might
need to take your injury lawsuit to court and find out how you can get
advice from an experienced local personal injury attorney.
Would You Prefer a Settlement?
For many people filing a personal injury lawsuit, their most important
goal is getting the level of compensation that they need to support their
family and recover from their injury. If compensation is the driving force
behind your personal injury lawsuit, then you might consider a settlement
instead of taking your case all the way to court.
As long as fault in your case is clear, accepting a settlement can be much
easier and rewarding than taking your suit into a courtroom. However,
if you’re angling for a settlement, it’s important that you
know your bottom line amount and don’t waver from it. So, whether
your suit goes to court largely depends on your desire to settle out of court.
Reasons to Avoid Court in an Injury Lawsuit
If you’re strongly considering going all the way to trial with your
personal injury lawsuit, it’s important that you understand the
pitfalls of a court case. Most personal injury lawsuits will not make
it to court because of these obstacles, which your personal injury attorney
can explain to you in more detail.
First, when an injury lawsuit goes to trial, there is always the possibility
that you will lose, completely denying you the opportunity to receive
compensation for your injury. Secondly, taking a case to court is expensive,
and you might be unwilling or unable to pay these costs. Finally, because
of how courts operate and the possibility of time consuming appeals, you
may have to wait a good deal of time before finally receive your compensation.
Why Court is Sometimes Inevitable
On occasion, going to court with your injury lawsuit is the only way to
get the compensation that you need and deserve. Some plaintiffs, despite
their clear wrongdoing, will avoid offering you a settlement in the hopes
that you will get frustrated and abandon your case. For those times when
your case is clear but not settlement is forthcoming, a court trial is
the only way for you to get recompense for your serious injury.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
If you need help deciding if you should take your injury lawsuit to court,
you should consult with an experienced attorney from the
Dunnion Law Firm. We can examine the facts of your personally injury suit and let you know
whether accepting a settlement or going to court is likely to get you
the level of compensation that you’re looking for.
Schedule a consultation with one of our legal professionals today.