Archive for November 3, 2017
Are you faced with a settlement decision? Approximately only 4 to 5% of personal injury cases in the U.S. ever go to trial. The rest are settled out of court. A settlement is often preferred because the trial process can be lengthy and stressful. It often results in increased legal expenses for both parties involved. The victim is usually encouraged to accept a settlement because going to trial results in increased attorney time, negating any additional funds received. If you are considering a settlement for a personal injury, consider the following aspects to decide if the amount is worth it.
How close is it to what was expected?
When you began your trial, you should have come up with an expected amount. This is the amount that you claimed you were suing for. It is