The fact of the matter is that fewer than one out of every ten personal injury cases actually goes to trial. There are a number of reasons for this, including the fact that neither side wants to spend the money on court if it is possible to settle it. However, that does not mean that your case will be automatically settled out of court. Keep reading to learn the facts about what can cause a case to go to trial and what to expect. Then contact Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre at 800-572-1252 for help.
Reasons Cases Might Go to Trial
In some cases, a victim will file a lawsuit because the insurance company of the at-fault party refuses to offer a fair settlement or is denying any settlement. The lawsuit could be filed right away or it could come after months of unsuccessful negotiations. As the victim, it will be up to you if you take the settlement or choose to go to court.
You will have Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre on your side to make sure you have the necessary information to make an informed decision. For example, you will know how much insurance companies generally pay for similar injuries, how strong the case of the defendant is, and other factors.
Your Case Will Be Prepared as Though You Are Going to Trial
When an experienced personal injury attorney begins to work on a case, they will always prepare it as though they are going to trial. This means that we will collect as much evidence as we can. We will build the strongest possible case to show that the at-fault party is liable for your damages. We will work to prove how much negligence is applied if there are several at-fault parties.
All of this information will be needed if you go to trial. By beginning with the mindset that we will be taking your case to trial, we are able to save vital evidence and be ready to take it to trial if necessary. If we prepared your case with the assumption that it would settle, and the insurance company went back and forth for months, finally refusing a fair settlement, we would be starting again at square one.
There is Only One Thing You Need to Know About Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
These cases are almost always complicated but there is only one thing that any victim needs to know: Work with an attorney. You do not want to go up against an insurance company and their gaggle of attorneys. Contact Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre now at 800-572-1252 if you would like to request a free legal consultation and discover what your rights and options are.