Does My Personal Injury Claim Have to Go to Court? | What to Know

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In the event that you were injured because of another’s negligence, you will most likely want to pursue legal action to obtain the compensation you need to heal. Of course, there are many cases that can come to mind where the plaintiff is awarded a large settlement by a judge or jury. Because of this, you may think that your attorney will have to go to court for your case and fight with opposing counsel. Keep in mind that more often than not, your personal injury claim will not work like that.

In fact, most personal injury cases are settled out of court. Most of the time, the parties will come to an agreement before the trial stage or even before the personal injury lawsuit is filed. While the negotiations can be long and frustrating, both defendants and plaintiffs typically choose to dodge a trial. Even though your personal injury claim may not end up in court, however, you will still need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. Reach out to our firm today to speak with a Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer about the details of your case and your options.

Why do the defendants and personal injury attorneys prefer to settle?

One of the biggest reasons why most personal injury cases are settled is that neither side wants to go to trial and risk losing. If you were injured, it is likely that you have already lost a lot of money. For example, you may have spent thousands of dollars on medical care and if you were unable to work, you would’ve missed out on wages. Many plaintiffs have determined that it is better to obtain a secured settlement than to risk getting nothing at all. This is because they will want to bring a quick end to their financial trouble and move on with their lives.

You will also want to recognize that once you agree to a settlement, the case is over. If you develop complications or you need treatment for longer than anticipated, you will be unable to ask for more money. We recommend clients settle only when they have fully recovered or when doctors don’t expect any further medical improvement. Our firm will never recommend that you settle in the middle of treatment. Many unrepresented victims do so to get quick money and then later realize they made an error. To learn more, reach out to our skilled Florida personal injury firm today.

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