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5 Benefits For Settling Your Personal Injury Case Out Of Court

When you’ve been injured through the recklessness or negligence of another party, there are two ways you can get compensate for your injuries. The first is to negotiate a figure that both you and the defendant agree upon for your injuries and the second is to go to court and get a ruling on the amount for your injuries. When you’ve been injured, you need to focus on managing your life with your injuries and recovering. The last thing you want to do is get drug into lengthy and costly litigation. Fortunately, most personal injury cases are settled outside of court and for good reason. Here are five benefits to settling your personal injury case out of court.

1. Your Personal Injury Case Will Be Resolved Faster

Going to trial is very time-consuming and it can take years before you ever get your day in court. Once a lawsuit has been filed, you then have to collect evidence and go through a lengthy court process. Then even if the judge rules in your favor, the defendant might file an appeal of the ruling which can add even more time. Settling out of court means that you will be able to get compensation when you need it and not years down the road.

2. Court Rulings On Personal Injury Cases Are Unpredictable

There are no guarantees when you go to court. If you lose the verdict, you will be left with nothing, even if the other party is at fault. Plus, even if you win the verdict, the judge may decide a different amount that you were expecting. However, with settlements, you will know both the outcome of the settlement and the amount of compensation. You are much more likely to get fair compensation during a settlement than when you risk going to trial.

3. Negotiating A Settlement Is Less Costly

Beyond the costs that can rack up while you wait to trial, especially if your injuries are so severe you are unable to work, going to court is extremely cost. The rate for personal injury attorneys to take a court to trial is much higher because there is much more work involved. You will have to pay for your lawyer’s costs and expenses which can add up if it takes years to get a ruling. It is much less money to pay an attorney to negotiate a settlement. There are less billable hours, less resources needed, and less costly expenditures that can break the bank when you are injured.

4. Your Settlement Will Be Private

When you go to trial, all the information is part of the public record. This includes all of the details of the case like testimony and evidence, but will also may include intimidate details of your life that you want to remain private including your sex life, mental health, or anything else the defense may dig up to make you look bad. Settlements are private and none of these details are released to the public unless both parties agree to make the information public. Privacy is really important and depending on the circumstances of your case, you may want to keep everything confidential.

5. Trials Are Incredibly Stressful

Even though the trial itself will only last a few days, the process can be incredibly stressful. You will be subject to examination and cross-examination, you’ll have your character publicly called into question, and the defense may also attack your friends and loved ones. This can be very stressful, which can exacerbate the severity of your injury. Settlement negotiations are a lot less stressful, because they defense is more interested in finding a compromise than attacking your position.

These are just five of the key benefits to settling your personal injury case out of court. So before going to trial, consider the settling your case with the help of , Goldman, Babboni, and Walsh. We are experts at negotiating fair settlements for injury cases and can help reduce all the costs, stress, and headache of making sure you are compensated for your injuries. However, we also have the experience to take a case to court if you still do not believe the defendant is being fair. Call us today to see how we can help!

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

5 Benefits For Settling Your Personal Injury Case Out Of Court

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