If you have been injured at the fault of another person, you may suffer more than just bodily harm. You may suffer financial and economic losses, too. From car accidents and motorcycle accidents to slips and falls to pedestrian accidents, personal injury claims can be painful in many aspects.
There are certain Texas laws that help you recover compensation for the injuries and damage you sustain, such as medical fees, lost wages and property damage.
In most personal injury cases, you have two options: settling your case out of court or going to trial.
How do know which is the best choice for you and your loved ones? While you should speak with an honest and experienced personal injury attorney you trust, you should also understand the pros and cons of each.
Benefits Of Settling Your Personal Injury Case
Settling out of court offers a number of advantages, including:
- Less expensive: Going to court is expensive. Finding expert witnesses, paying for attorney fees and filing costs add up over time. Settling out of court can help reduce the costs associated with your claim.
- Less time: Unlike a court case, settlement negotiations can be achieved quickly if each party comes to a compromise. Depositions, reviews, motions, etc., take time. Additionally, your case may not even go to trial for months or even years.
- Reduced stress: Settling out of court may not only save you time and money, but it may also be less stressful.
- More privacy: Once your case goes to court, it becomes public record with all the details available for anyone to access, including your injuries and circumstances. If you settle your case, the details surrounding your accident are kept private, barring information already on file.
Benefits Of Going To Trial
On the other hand, going to trial may be the best route for you and your case. Remember, many insurance companies and their agents don’t have your best interest at heart, so they try to pressure you into settling for an unfair amount or an amount that doesn’t fully compensate the damage and suffering you incurred. If you feel you are not being offered the compensation you deserve, it may be wiser to go to court.
There are many factors to consider when you have a personal injury claim. In many cases, you must think about what’s in the best interest of your family and loved ones, not just yourself.
Determining whether to settle or go to court can be overwhelming and challenging. That’s why you should consult a qualified personal injury attorney who will direct you on the best path. Amy VanDeLoo of The VanDeLoo Firm offers honest counsel you can depend upon.
From out of court to the courtroom, Ms. VanDeLoo has successfully represented hundreds of personal injury clients and won them the compensation they deserve. Contact The VanDeLoo Firm today at 972.200.5080 to schedule a free consultation. If we don’t win, you don’t pay!