If you have a personal injury case, one of the major decisions you will make with your attorney is whether you should go to trial or settle a case. There are costs and benefits for each avenue that you may choose, whether to go to trial or settle your case.
If you decide to settle your case before trial, that may be because the monetary amount that they are offering is within the ballpark that you are looking for. And if it’s in the ballpark that you are looking are, it’s often beneficial to settle your case before trial because once you go to trial, you can incur additional costs and additional expenditures that will be deducted from your total amount. Going to trial will mean that you could possibly get less than the settlement amount that they are offering before trial.
Also going to trial means that you’re going to have to have more time with your case. Going to trial can mean your case may be delayed or deferred for six, eight months, a year. Settlements that occur will be paid right away.
Those are some of the factors that you may have to consider before you decide whether to settle your case or to go to trial. It’s a very important decision. And that’s why it’s important that you get a law firm that knows whether your case should be settled or whether it should go to trial. At Gainsberg Law we do know those factors. We will make sure that if the offer is proper and that the compensation is right your case is settled. But if it’s not, we will go to trial and make sure that the insurance company or the at-fault driver pays what is right under the law – that you get the compensation you deserve.