Why Don’t Most Car Accident Claims Go to Court?

Published on Feb 25, 2021 at 8:42 pm in Car Accidents.

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Filing a car accident claim can feel like the start of a long road that will ultimately end in court, but that’s usually not the case. Most car accident claims are settled outside of court, which is actually favorable for you. When claims go to court, it will take more time, money, and cause more uncertainty for you that can be avoided by settling outside of court.

Your car accident lawyer will guide you through the legal process and fight for a fair settlement so that you don’t have to go to court. At Prince Law Firm, our lawyers are prepared to get you the settlement you deserve, but also are ready to go to trial if necessary.

Why Do Most Car Accident Claims Settle?

When you file a car accident claim, you will most likely end up settling outside of court. Even without going to trial, car accident claims can take a long time to settle. When the claim goes to court, it could take even longer for you to get the compensation you deserve, or you might not get compensated at all if the judge or jury decides against you.

To save you time and money, your car accident lawyer will push to negotiate a settlement with the at-fault driver, their insurance company, or the manufacturer who was deemed responsible for the accident. But usually, insurance companies and larger companies will want to settle for as little money as possible, which could drag out the process longer than needed.

Your car accident lawyer will fight to get you the settlement you deserve. Usually, the party or company who you are up against will eventually concede and settle for a fair amount. However, if they won’t settle for what you deserve, your lawyer will push to go to court so that you can get the compensation you deserve for any injuries or damages.

What Can You Recover in Your Car Accident Settlement?

When you decide to file a car accident claim, you might not know what you can recover in compensation, or how much a far settlement would be for your case. Hiring a lawyer is the best way to ensure that all parts of your claim are considered, and you get fair compensation for your damages. Here are the types of damages that you can recover and that your attorney will look into for a fair settlement:

  • Economic damages. The economic damages that you can recover in your settlement are also known as the real damages. These are easily calculated numbers that come directly from documentation and charges you incurred. Your lawyer will also calculate your medical bills, treatment costs, medication, medical equipment, long-term care costs, repair bills, lost wages, and projected costs you might incur in the future.
  • Noneconomic damages. These damages are more abstract and are calculated based on the suffering that the accident caused you. Some of the noneconomic damages that you can recover are pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, disfigurement, and permanent disability.

Your lawyer will know how to calculate the damages that you’re owed in your claim and will know whether or not the settlement you’re being offered is worth accepting. That’s why having an attorney on your side through your claim is essential—they fight to protect your rights and make sure that you aren’t shorted in your compensation.

Prince Law Firm Will Fight For You

When you’re trying to figure out what a fair settlement would be for your car accident claim and whether or not you should accept an offer from the other party, you should have a lawyer you trust on your side. Prince Law Firm’s lawyers have ample experience in car accident claims and calculating how much you deserve in damages. That’s why you should hire our lawyers to represent you—our experience will leave you feeling confident that your claim is being handled by experts.

With our firm on your side, you’ll be able to have peace of mind knowing that you won’t settle for less than you deserve, and that if your lawyer and the other party can’t reach an agreement, we will fight for you in court to get you justice. Reach out to us today so that we can discuss your legal options.



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