Why Settling a Personal Injury Claim Can Be Beneficial
Accidents and the injuries that often result are something that we all want to avoid. However, when it unfortunately happens and you decide to protect your legal rights by pursuing a personal injury claim, you may be wondering how long the process will take and whether you will have to enter a courtroom and testify as you have likely seen on television shows. This prospect can seem intimidating to many accident victims. But in fact, only four percent to five percent of the personal injury cases in the United States go to trial which means that the overwhelming majority of personal injury cases are settled long before a courtroom would be involved.
While we prepare our cases as though they are going to trial here at The Pendas Law Firm, we also believe that trial, also known as litigation, is far from the only option. We take pride in making sure our clients have the necessary knowledge about their case so they fully understand what steps to take following an accident. Part of this includes sharing why settling a personal injury claim can be beneficial.
Why Can Settling a Personal Injury Claim Be Beneficial?
- Trials can be stressful. Each side goes under a high degree of scrutiny both in preparation for trial and during the trial itself. The other party’s legal team is often purposefully aggressive and even as an accident victim, your character can be called into question publicly. In contrast, when you settle, your face to face interaction with the other side is much more minimal.
- Settling can be quicker. A common question for our firm is often how long resolving a case takes. The reality is that this depends highly on the circumstances of your individual injuries, but simple cases can often reach settlement in just a few months. However, it is not uncommon for the entirety of the trial process to take years. This is partially because even after one side wins the case, the other side can prolong the process by filing an appeal – this can be a lengthy process.
Importantly, every case should not and will not be settled. The more your case is worth, the more of a fight the person who is being sued will put up, and the more you should fight for the compensation you are entitled to. It is imperative that you speak with someone who can advise you on how to proceed with your claim.
Allow Us to Help.
If you are involved in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. Obtaining the help of an experienced attorney is one of the best ways to help you speed up the settlement process and maximize your legal rights. As the Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm, we believe that no one should have to take on the financial burden of a crash caused by a negligent driver and we are prepared to help you fight for your injury case. Begin by contacting us today.
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