You may be surprised to hear the majority of claims arising from personal injury accidents do not actually reach trial. Most of the time, they are resolved very early in the process when the parties decide to reach a settlement. Informal settlements are constantly taking place before lawsuits can even be filed, making them a quick and easy way to get the compensation you deserve when they are done correctly. When settlement is reached, the plaintiff is also making a promise that they will not pursue any other legal action against the negligent party.
Why Should I Choose Settlement?
With the help of your attorney, you can still choose settlement as an easy way to move forward in your case. One of the best things about settlement is that you can avoid a costly trial. A time-intensive trial can bring significant costs when you are paying for an attorney and so much more. The earlier your case settles, usually the more you save. You can also skip out on most of the stress when you choose settlement over trial. You may find yourself subjected to examination and have to go through a labor-intensive process weeks before the trial actually takes place as you gather information with the help of your attorney.
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Another great reason to go through with settlement is because, as opposed to trial, settlements are private matters. All the details of a trial are actually public record unless a judge orders otherwise. If the other side has tried to make you look bad in front of the court, this information will be available for all to see – which is why you could choose settlement and keep everything between you, the other party, and the court.
When you meet with us to talk about whether settlement or a trial will work for you, we will discuss many important matters. You may wonder what the strength of your case is, what damages you will be entitled to, and why this matters depending on what options you are choosing. Call us today at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi today for more information on how we can move forward with your personal injury claim.