Going to trial for a car accident is difficult to accept. If you or a family member are injured in a car accident due to the negligence of someone else, seek full and fair compensation. Here’s what you need to know about car accident claims, settling, going to trial, and more.
Why People Don’t Bring Claims Forward
There are many people harmed in car accidents who never bring claims forward at all. This can be due to a variety of factors, but most people dislike the idea of the entire legal process. They’re afraid that the accident, their medical records, and even their life are brought under scrutiny. Bringing a claim forward and waiting months or years for a resolution seems like a pointless endeavor, even though it’s usually not.
Why People Settle When They Shouldn’t
If an individual brings a car accident case forward, the other driver’s insurance company pressures them to settle. Individuals unaware of their rights after a car accident injury, or those facing financial crisis due to medical bills and lost wages, are more inclined to take a quick settlement that may be too low. Other reasons for settling is intimidation of the trial process, or a desire to move past this challenging time quickly.
When Is Going to Trial the Right Move?
Most car accident cases settle outside of court. An experienced attorney involved in settlement negotiations presents the evidence to the insurance company. Also, they have a good idea of whether or not they stand a chance in court. If not, they’ll usually settle for a fair amount. Of course, there’s always a time and place for a trial. Trials move forward when an insurance company low-balls you and refuses to offer you a fair amount of compensation.
At the Sarkisian Law Offices, we have the skills and resources to help you explore settlement negotiations, but also to aggressively represent you if your case should need to go to trial. We’ll keep you updated on everything related to your case, so you can make sound, informed decisions. Call today for a consultation at (219) 942-7171 or (219) 477-3998.