When you have a personal injury accident of any kind, what you want most is to settle things quickly. The stress of coping with a personal injury case can sometimes slow down your healing and ability to recover from the accident. Typically, about 90 to 95 percent of all personal injury cases are settled out of court. Yet in some cases, these cases are not quickly resolved. There are several reasons that your personal injury case could go all the way to court without an agreed settlement.
Unable to Reach a Settlement
Most of the time when you have a personal injury case, there is an insurance company involved that is working on settling the case out of court. It is expensive for insurance companies to go to trial, so they will often try their best to award you a settlement that you can accept. However, insurance companies have limits, and so do the policies in which they abide by. If your damages are more than the policy limits in question, or more than the insurance company is willing to pay, you might have to go to trial.
There are a lot of complexities that can occur in personal injury cases. There could be more than one potential cause of your accident. There could be more than one person responsible. There could be more than one person injured. All of these and other complications can sometimes make it impossible to settle out of court.
Sticking to Your Guns
If the insurance company or responsible entity is only willing to pay up to a certain dollar amount, it is really up to you and your attorney whether you accept this amount or not. If the amount doesn’t cover all of your damages and medical bills, you may want to consider going to court. If you want to really stick to your guns and try to get the compensation you feel you deserve, sometimes going to trial is the only way to accomplish this.
If you are unsure whether your case could wind up in court, the best thing you can do is hire an experienced attorney to represent you in the settlement and court proceedings. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your free consultation.