That’s why filing a personal injury lawsuit is so important. It can help you get back on stable ground financially and ensure that you’re able to move on after an accident. But, it’s not always easy to get what you’re owed and it’s far too common to face an uphill battle getting restitution – which is why filing a personal injury lawsuit is often needed.
A Struggle For Justice
A personal injury lawsuit is often the last thing you want to do when hurt, but it’s necessary in most instances for one reason – a lack of respect. The insurance companies and legal teams for the other side know that your resources are limited and that your understanding of the legal world is as well.
Because of this, you’ll often get the runaround – be offered low settlement amounts, denied payment, or told to fill out endless loops of paperwork. The reality is that the other side does this even if they know you’re truly hurt. And because of that, you need to get their respect.
Your personal injury lawyer does that for you, instantly gaining respect from the other side. This also means that your case may move faster and more efficiently. But, sometimes it still has to end up in court instead of being settled.
Settlement Vs Court
Most insurance companies and representatives for the other side want to settle out of court once they realize that you have a professional attorney on your side. The reason is simple – if a case goes to trial, the amount that you’re awarded could fluctuate widely.
Things like compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and punitive damages given to punish the person responsible for your injuries can reach staggering amounts in some cases. The other side is often terrified of this, so they’ll work to make sure that your case doesn’t go to trial.
But, there are still occasions when an agreement simply can’t be reached. When this happens, going to court may be the only option that you have available. And when that occurs, the only thing to do is trust in your attorney.
Will Your Case Go To Trial?
There is no way to know this for sure immediately. Often, no. As mentioned above, most insurance companies become much more agreeable to reaching a settlement than they would when a lawyer isn’t present. They’ll want to reach an agreement to save themselves money.
But there are times when this won’t work. For whatever reason, the case can’t be agreed upon and a trial is the only option. If this happens, you must have an attorney on your side who is ready and willing to fight to get you what you are owed. Our team has decades of experience in fighting for our clients in a court, and if it’s what’s needed, we’ll be there.
No matter what your case involved, our experience means that we can fight for you. Contact our team for your free initial consultation and to see more about what we can do for you..