Settling vs. Going to Trial on Your Personal Injury Case
If you have been injured or involved in an accident, you may be overwhelmed at the possibility of settling vs. going to trial. Should you accept a settlement the insurer is offering, continue negotiating, or accept that you will have to go to trial to get fair compensation?
There is no answer that is right for everybody. It depends on the details of your case, what the insurer is offering, and more. That is why it is so important to work with an attorney at the Law Office of John Morrison in Georgia. We will review all details of your case and help you decide what is right for you.
Why might I have to go to trial instead of accept a settlement offer?
There are multiple reasons why settlements are advantageous to all parties, and many cases do settle for a fair amount. Most importantly, it allows you to get the compensation you need quicker than if you have to go to trial.
However, the personal injury settlement needs to appropriately compensate you for your damages. It must present the best remedy to your case, as you will be unable to reopen the case if you accept a settlement.
Going to trial might take longer to get fair compensation, though it may be worth it if the insurer simply is not offering a fair settlement. John Morrison works on building a thorough case from the beginning. This lets him present a full case to the insurer during settlement negotiations, and prepares your case for trial should that become necessary.
Why do people accept unfair settlements?
The insurance company rarely offers a fair settlement on its initial offer. They do so because they hope that the claimant will accept it to get compensation quicker.
There are a lot of reasons why people accept unfair settlement offers. It is simpler than continuing negotiations and going to trial. And it is quicker. Below are some other reasons people might accept a low settlement offer.
1. The victim did not consult an attorney
to represent her best interests. John Morrison will fight for what you deserve and will be able to evaluate any settlement offers before you accept them.
2. The victim signed documents limiting her options
prior to contacting an attorney. If you have been involved in an accident, do not sign anything before you speak to John Morrison. We will review all paperwork to ensure you are not compromising your rights.
3. The victim may find the possibility of going to trial stressful
and overwhelming. A qualified attorney like John Morrison can remove the stress of the legal process. We manage your case from start to finish so you can focus on your recovery and your life.
4. The victim may worry about the time involved in going to trial.
In some cases, it is worth it to postpone receiving compensation in order to ensure it fully compensates you for short- and long-term damages.
Consult an Attorney at the Law Offices of John Morrison
John Morrison and his team are ready to review your case and guide you to the best option, whether that is a settlement or lawsuit. We do not charge any upfront fees. The consultation is free, and we will only charge you if we win your case. To speak to an attorney, contact us today at (770) 951-8900.