Personal injury is a broad area of law and can include claims for auto accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and slip-and-fall accidents. Here is a look at potential outcomes of a personal injury case and the factors that determine whether your case will go to trial.

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Settlement

In some cases, going to court may not be the best way to solve your legal dispute. Your personal injury lawyer may be able to reach an out-of-court settlement that is acceptable to you as well as the other party. There are also several types of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

Trial

While an out-of-court settlement may be the best option in some cases, this is not always true. If the other party is not willing to offer a fair settlement, you may want to go to trial. In 2002, less than two percent of federal civil cases went to trial. In making a decision about whether to settle your case or take it to trial, it is important to weigh all of the facts and seek the advice of an personal injury attorney.

Factors

There are a number of factors to consider when deciding whether to take a personal injury case to trial. Common factors involved in making this decision include the cost of litigation, the time involved, your likelihood of success at trial, and whether the other party has made a fair settlement offer. A personal injury attorney can weigh all of these factors and help you make the best decision for your personal situation.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it is important to find an attorney who is willing to go to trial if necessary. Sussman & Simcox: Attorneys at Law are dedicated to helping you fight for fair compensation. We practice in personal injury law and have proven success both in settling cases out of court and going to trial. Call (301) 840-0404 to schedule a consultation.

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