If you have been injured in an accident, you have two choices: negotiating a settlement with the help of your attorney or going to court and allowing a judge to decide your case. Recovering damages for injuries sustained in a personal injury accident does not always require a judge’s intervention. Most victims choose to settle their case with the help of their attorneys. Although a settlement may not be the right choice for everyone,there are certain advantages of making a claim out of court. Here are some advantages of a settlement:
It is less expensive: Taking a case to court can be expensive. Apart from paying your attorney’s fee, there are the additional costs of expert witnesses, paperwork and travel. In addition, you may have to miss work, putting your job in jeopardy. Many of these expenses can be reduced or eliminated if you settle your case out of court.
It is less stressful: When you take your personal injury case to court, you will have a lot of stress to deal with. Going to court day after day, being called to testify and not knowing what the outcome may be can take a toll on you mentally. All of this can be avoided by settling your case out of court.
It can result in faster resolution: A personal injury case, when taken to court may take years to reach to a resolution. A settlement will shorten the time to recover damages.
It protects your privacy: When a case is taken to court, the documents become public. Anyone can access these records and know about your case. A settlement document includes a confidentiality agreement that keeps every case private.
It allows you to be in control of the situation: A settlement allows you to remain in control of the situation. You have the right to agree or disagree to a settlement amount. You do not have to rely on a judge or jury to decide the outcome of your case.
Contact our personal injury lawyers
If you have suffered injuries in a personal injury accident and are looking for an attorney to help you negotiate a settlement, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at The Reinken Law Firm. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay us unless we recover for you. Call 203-541-0090.