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Do Most Personal Injury Cases Settle? 

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After an accident, you may be concerned that filing a personal injury claim means you will automatically be headed to court. Of course, after you were injured, you do not want to spend the months you are recovering from your injuries in court battling against an insurance company that has much deeper pockets than you do. If you start to lose yourself down this rabbit hole, you may think you do not stand a chance and that filing a personal injury claim is not worth it in the first place. However, it is at this stage in the thought process that it would be beneficial to start researching local lawyers to speak with who can answer your questions and help you navigate how a personal injury claim might go. 

So, will I end up spending months in court in addition to thousands of dollars? 

If your main concern regarding filing a personal injury claim is that you will be spending all of your time in court, think again! It is important to first understand that if you are filing a personal injury claim and not a personal injury lawsuit, you will not start out by going to court. In fact, court can be completely avoidable when filing a personal injury claim. This is why a lawyer, like a personal injury lawyer from a law firm like Barry P. Goldberg, would recommend first trying to settle. 

Does “settling” mean not getting the amount I deserve for my injury case? 

Not necessarily. Going the settlement route can still be an extremely stressful road and one best done with the help of a lawyer. When you settle a case, it means you are simply trying to come to an agreement with the insurance company out of court. Remember, an insurance company is in it for paying out the lowest amount possible. Thus, while their pockets may be deeper, they are still likely trying to avoid a court battle. During the settlement process, your lawyer and the insurance company will go back and forth to come to a number that works for both parties and your lawyer will fight to get you an amount that helps pay the costs of your injuries after the accident. Additionally, going the settlement route can be beneficial to you if you are hoping to keep certain aspects of your case private, instead of opening it up to the public in a court battle. 

If you are interested in filing a claim and would like to reach an agreement outside of court, the best chance you stand of getting a fair settlement is by working with a lawyer you can rely on. Reach out to a local law firm now for more help. 

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