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Will My Personal Injury Case Go To Trial?


If you have a personal injury claim and are pursuing compensation for your harm, you may wonder what will come next and if you will have to go to trial. Although there can be benefits to going to trial, there can also be drawbacks, so it often is more beneficial to settle before the matter goes to trial. Of course, no two cases are the same and the best decision for you will depend on the specific facts and circumstances in your case. Additionally, the option to settle may not be available in all cases and a settlement offer cannot be guaranteed. There are a variety of factors and situations that may cause an insurance company to forego a settlement offer. The best way to determine whether your claim is likely to be settled in or out of court is to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can assess the factors of your unique case in order to predict whether a settlement is likely. If you would like to talk one-on-one to a Dunwoody personal injury lawyer about your claim, you are welcome to schedule a free consultation with Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers.

Is My Case Likely to Settle?

There are a number of factors that can make your case more likely to settle outside of court, but it’s important to understand that there are no guarantees. Generally, if the insurance company feels they will lose more money fighting the claim than they would settling it, they will settle. This bodes well for relatively low claims, as they are often not worth fighting. This can also be the case if the claim is very strong or would cause the company negative media attention if it goes to court. On the other hand, even a strong claim may be too expensive to settle without an effort by the insurance company to fight it. Additionally, the insurance company may want to avoid establishing a precedent of settling a certain type of lawsuit to dissuade more people from potentially bringing claims.

Should I Accept a Settlement?

If you are offered a settlement, it raises the next issue of whether you should accept it. Ultimately, a lawyer who is familiar with your case is best equipped to help you make this decision. However, certain factors may weigh in favor of acceptance. For starters, a trial can take a long time, which means it can take a long time to get settlement money. If you are in a situation due to your injuries where you need money as soon as possible to help with mounting medical debt, a settlement may be able to pay out in as little as 4-6 weeks.

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If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers can help. Serving Atlanta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, and the greater Georgia area, our lawyers will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

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