Should I Settle My Case?
Your Options: Settlement vs. Trial
In every personal injury case, our goal is develop meaningful options for our clients. While settling a case may be right for one client, it may not be the best option for another. You should also understand that the defendant and their insurance company will ultimately control your settlement options. If they decide that they don’t want to make a meaningful offer, you may have no choice but to take your case to trial.
At Biren Law Group, our job is to develop certain aspects of your case, including liability and damages, so that the defendant and their insurance company can appreciate the risks of going to trial. If the other side is made to be afraid of the possible outcome of a trial, they may be more willing to compromise and offer a meaningful settlement. If this is simply not possible, you can count on us to pursue a favorable outcome at trial.
Personal Injury Cases Take Time
One thing that is really important is that you do not try to rush the process. You may be tempted to accept a settlement early on, but you shouldn’t let your pain and suffering push you toward an unfavorable decision. The defendant and their insurance company need time to appreciate the magnitude of your loss, which will take a great deal of time and effort on the part of your attorney. Having patience can work to your benefit.
Remember, you have options. If you feel rushed by an insurance company to settle or feel like the “deal” will be taken off the table if you don’t accept it, you should consult an attorney. Our legal team can help you determine whether a settlement:
- Will cover your necessary medical expenses
- Is fair or an extremely low-ball offer
- Provides compensation for future costs
- Is a better option than a lengthy trial
The Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at Biren Law Group have helped thousands of clients over the last 40 years, giving us the experience to know when it is time to settle—or, alternatively, when it would serve your best interests to take your claim to trial. You can trust our advice knowing that we have already recovered more than $500 million in damages for past clients. Let us fight to do the same for you.
Accepting an Offer vs. Pursuing Trial
In most cases, both parties have different opinions on the amount of damages the victim deserves. Even with the best medical experts and witness testimony, you aren’t guaranteed to win your case. Furthermore, prolonging a case and pushing it to trial instead of taking a fair settlement could mean that you don’t get the support you need to pay off medical bills or other costs for an extended period of time.
Not only that, but trial also brings the following challenges:
- Potential for an appeal and prolonged trial
- Risk of not receiving the verdict you deserve
- Added stress due to an unresolved case
The good news is that Biren Law Group can help you take the rights steps. If insurance companies or defendants are not offering a fair settlement that adequately covers your medical and emotional suffering, we can fight on your behalf in negotiations or pursue litigation if necessary. We understand how to resolve these types of matters and can work efficiently to get your case taken care of in a reasonable timeframe.
Maximize Your Financial Recovery
You only have one case, which is why you should seek out the best possible representation. When you work with Biren Law Group, you can trust that we will help you develop your case and make decisions to maximize your financial recovery.
Discuss the particulars of your personal injury case with one of our injury attorneys in Los Angeles today by giving us a call at (310) 896-4345. Your consultation is free!
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