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Do I Have to Go to Court

Do I have to go to court? You may be asking this question because you were injured in an accident that was not your fault. You believe you should be compensated for your injuries, but you do not want to go to court. You do not want to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.

You believe the party who was liable for the accident ought to be held accountable. But, unlike thousands of people who are pursuing lawsuits for all kinds of reasons, you do not want to go to court. You do not want to sue the other party.

What you are really wanting to know is, “Do I have to go to court in order to get fair and just compensation for my injuries. Do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

Do not have to


The answer is, “No.” You do not have to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in order to get fair and just compensation for your injuries.

You should also know that you are not alone in not wanting to go to court. There are many thousands of people just like you. They do not want to go to court.

What you do need to know and carefully consider is that in order to get a fair and just compensation for your injuries, you almost certainly will need the assistance and advice of a personal injury attorney.

Reason


The reason for this is due to the fact that when you as an individual are dealing with the other party’s insurance company, they are going to try their best to get you to settle for the lowest amount possible. However, when you have a personal injury attorney representing you, the insurance company will usually offer you a substantially higher amount to settle your personal injury claim.

It should also help you to know that the vast majority of personal injury claims are settled outside of court. They never go to court.

The truth is, in most instances, there will be no need to go to court. Most of the time, your personal injury attorney will be able to get you a fair and just settlement offer from the other party’s insurance company without having to go to court.

Guarantee a win


In fact, most personal injury attorneys do not want to go to court, either. This is because no one can guarantee a win in court. No one knows for sure what will happen in court. No matter how strong you think your case is or how “open and shut” you think it is, no one can definitely say what the outcome will be in court.

Do not be intimidated when you talk to your personal injury attorney. He or she will be working for you. You are the one who makes the final decision on any settlement offer that is made to you.

In addition, let your personal injury attorney know “up front” that you do not want to go to court. In so doing, your attorney will know how to proceed in dealing with the other party’s insurance company.

The smart thing to do is to contact a personal injury attorney and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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