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Reaching A Resolution Before Going To Trial


When it comes to personal injury situations, not all cases go to trial. In fact, in the state of Florida, more cases are actually settled out of court than settled in the courts, and this is done by going through the settlement process with the defendant and his or her lawyer directly. You, along with your lawyer, will go back and forth with an insurance company, individual, or business’s lawyer to settle on a compensation amount that both deem fair. If a compensation settlement agreement cannot be reached, the case will then have to go to court for a proper trial.

The Benefit Of Settling Outside Of Court

Settling outside of the courts does have its benefits, as you will be able to get a settlement agreement without the added court costs and having to go through the trial process as a whole. When settling out of court, you will still require the assistance of a professional Florida personal injury attorney, as they will be able to guide you through the settlement agreement and make, or take, settlement amount offers back and forth with the defendant.

The Benefit Of Going To Trial

While there are benefits of resolving a personal injury case without going to court, there are benefits to going to trial as well. When you go to trial, you’re presenting your entire case before a judge or jury, and if you feel your case is backed strongly by your evidence, you’re far more likely to receive the full amount you’re asking for or a figure closer to it. During the settlement process, you’re actually “settling” as you and the other party will be negotiating just what your compensation should be.

The Importance Of An Attorney In Settlements And Trials

Having an attorney by your side is important whether you’re bringing your case to court or looking to settle outside of court with settlement negotiations. During the court process, your personal injury lawyer will be the one fighting for you, helping you to collect evidence, and presenting your case to the judge or jury tasked with providing you with a verdict. In personal injury cases, injured parties will often be going up against skilled attorneys representing insurance companies and businesses, so it’s important to have representation with an equal level of legal skill and knowledge.

During settlement negotiations, your personal injury attorney will also be able to help you each step of the way, regardless of if your trial gets brought before a court eventually or not. Through the settlement negotiation process, the opposing party will want to fight to pay the least amount possible, and your attorney will help you to present your case to the other side in an effort to prove why your injuries require a greater amount of compensation.

No matter how you go about getting the compensation you need after an accident, it’s important to remember just how much the aid of an attorney can bring to your case. With the evidence collection process, knowledge of personal injury law, and experience in all aspects of handling personal injury cases, the right attorney can give you the peace of mind you need that your injury will be taken care of.

At GetMeJustice.com, we want to help all of those who have found themselves injured due to another party’s negligence. Whether you plan to settle out of court, or take your case to trial, our skilled Florida personal injury attorneys are here to work for you. If you’ve been in an accident and you wish to receive compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered, simply contact us at GetMeJustice.com today.

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.

Reaching A Resolution Before Going To Trial

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