Why Personal Injury Settlement Might Be Your Best Option
Posted on December 16, 2018
Many people believe that trial is a fast way to put your case in the hands of a judge who has your best interest. However, there are also many benefits to going through the settlement process when it comes to your personal injury case. More and more cases are being settled through this streamlined process that helps many people achieve the compensation they deserve. Let’s focus on some reasons why settlement might be your best option as you move forward.
Reasons to Stick with Settlement
One of the main reasons why people choose to stick with personal injury settlement is the fact that trials are expensive and settlement doesn’t usually tend to be given the circumstances. The fact of the matter is that trials can be extremely time-consuming, taking many hours out of your days and the time you spend with an attorney can add up. Because of this, you might find that you are paying an attorney more for the time they have spent on your case. The costs of expert witnesses and travel can add up as well, while you probably won’t be handling many of these matters with settlement.
If a case settles early, the less expensive process you will have to go through. Settling earlier, as long as you are given a good and stable settlement number, can help you in the long run. You can take your time as you and your attorney try to determine if the number you are being offered is right for you or if you want to try again for a larger settlement amount, putting the power in your hands.
The second reason why many other people are choosing settlement is due to the fact that settlement can be one of the most stressful times in your life. Injury trial might only last a few days but the process can be embarrassing and dreadful, especially when your private life is made public. Going through settlement negotiations make your case more private as well as confidential in a way that helps you maintain your confidence about moving forward. If you want to avoid your character being called into question, settlement might be the right choice for you.
Lastly, your damages might be unpredictable if you choose to move forward with trial. You might find that liability is not as clear as you thought it was and maybe the defendant in your trial will try to turn your case in a different direction so that they don’t have to pay out as much. This is why you want a settlement where all of these aspects might not be called into question, giving you power as you stay out of the inconsistencies that court might bring.
At Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, we have settled a wide variety of cases in the past and want to help you when you are facing the reality of settlement. If you have decided that a personal injury trial might not be right for you, we want you to know that you have a wide variety of options moving forward. From helping you obtain evidence to helping you understand what you will face in trial or settlement, we are here for you. Contact us at 304-431-4050 for more information.
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Disclaimer: Our intent with these posts is to honor the victims of these terrible accidents and inform the public about how to avoid these accidents and what to do in the event of one. This information should not be considered legal or medical advice.