Many people dismiss the idea of filing a personal injury too soon because they don’t want to deal with the legal process and the potential of going to trial. But filing a personal injury claim does not necessarily mean that you will go to trial. In fact, it is more likely that you won’t go to trial. Over 95% of personal injury lawsuits settle without a trial.
Our community has its fair share of personal injuries. The lawyers involved in these cases are seeking to help the victim receive compensation for financial loss and other types of applicable loss that would not have happened otherwise.
Often, an attorney is able to reach a settlement with the opposite party. This can happen immediately after a lawsuit is filed or just before trial. The time frame is never known. But the settlement period is often reached before a trial is happening. There is no need to stress about it when the likelihood of having to go to trial is so small. Just be aware that it is a possibility.
Without a professional and experienced personal injury lawyer, you may make a big mistake by settling with the opposite party. While the settlement is “good” and is definitely an agreeable alternative to going to trial, the settlement that you sign may not be fair and may not provide the type of compensation you should legally receive.
For your benefit, always consult with an attorney before you sign any documents in a personal injury case. A lawyer will make sure that you do not settle for compensation that is less than you are legally entitled to.
Never rely on do-it-yourself methods of personal injury lawsuits. They should not be handled on your own. You need to hire a professional personal injury attorney who understands the rules, the requirements, and the justice system. Your attorney will be the difference between winning your personal injury lawsuit and not winning. You won’t get a second chance.