One common concern for people with personal injuries, is whether or not they will need to go to court to resolve their claim. However, many personal injury cases are settled outside of the courtroom. In this blog, we answer some frequently asked questions about when personal injury cases go to trial.
Q: How Do I Know if a Trial Is Needed?
A: Hiring an attorney can help to keep you from going to court. The other party and their insurer will try to do whatever they can to limit their liability. If an insurance company believes they can make the argument that you were responsible for your injuries, they will do so, even if this means pursuing court actions.
Q: Should I Settle Before Going to Trial?
A: Usually, the negligent party will want to avoid going to trial at all costs. This is because they will likely have to pay you more if a jury finds them to be at fault for your injuries. Additionally, they also have to foot the bill for legal services that might not have been needed, had you settled your case outside of court. Our attorneys can help you determine if a settlement amount is fair.
Q: What Is a Demand Letter?
A: A demand for settlement is a letter that outlines your case and preliminary argument for liability and damages. The opposing party will either reject the demand, negotiate a new offer, or accept it as is. If the terms are accepted, you will get compensation without ever going to trial.
Q: What if I Have to Go to Court?
A: If you deem it necessary to take your personal injury claim to court, your case will be heard by a judge and jury to determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation. If an insurance company denies your injury claim, this is likely the route that you will need to take to receive compensation.
Do you have more questions about personal injury trials? Call (623) 300-1151 to speak with one of our personal injury lawyers today.