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Should I Settle My Personal Injury Case Or Take It To Trial
At some point in a personal injury case, the victim and their lawyer will be faced with a choice: should they settle out of court, or take a chance and go to trial? There are several factors to take into consideration before making the final decision.
Each Case Is Different
Each case is unique and fact-driven, meaning the facts of each case determine how it proceeds and the conclusion. Each case will have a unique outcome, and no one, not even an attorney, can predict how every case will be resolved. With that in mind, there is one step that you can take to ensure you make the best possible choice: Hire a personal injury lawyer.
How To Choose An Attorney
Selecting the best lawyer for your case can be difficult. It is important that you choose one with a great deal of experience with cases similar to yours; you do not want an attorney who has only handled auto accidents handling your slip-and-fall case. You want an attorney who knows everything about your incident, one who can answer your questions fully, confidently, and who has the experience to back those answers up. You must be able to trust your attorney fully when he or she advises you that the best choice is to settle your claim or go to court. If you are having doubts as to your lawyer's advice, you are not working with the attorney that is right for you.
Ask your lawyer to explain to you why they are recommending the course of action they are, and do not give up until they explain it to you in a way you can understand. It is in your attorney's best interest to get the largest settlement possible for you because they are taking a percentage of the award.
In the end, it is your decision: should you settle or go to court? In the end, you should feel confident that you have made the right choice.