Deciding Whether to Settle Your Personal Injury Case or Go to Court
Wondering whether to settle or go to court?
The attorneys of The Law Offices of Estwanik & May, PLLC consider many factors before advising you to accept a personal injury settlement or pursue a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your situation. We weigh the following considerations before we make a recommendation:
- Extent of injuries: Minor to moderate injuries can often be fully compensated without the need for a jury trial because the full extent of medical expenses and other costs is known without concern for the future expenses that are more typical for serious injuries. When injuries are likely to result in long-term costs or require special care for a lifetime, injury litigation is more likely to result in awards that can compensate for these extensive losses.
- Time considerations: Deciding whether to litigate or settle must be considered. Litigation always results in a longer period of time to receive compensation. However, this is always required to maximize settlement or recovery.
- Amount of compensation: Overall, a personal injury lawsuit results in more compensation. But, many people feel the stress and complexities associated with litigation outweighs any potential monetary advantages. As long as you are likely to be fully compensated for all your expenses from a personal injury settlement.
Help with your injury settlement in Charlotte
The Law Offices of Estwanik & May, PLLC take the time to carefully assess all details of your case before making recommendations on how to proceed. If we can obtain full and fair compensation without exposing you to the stress of an injury lawsuit, we recommend a settlement to our clients. But, our Charlotte personal injury law firm does not hesitate to take your case to court when a lawsuit is in your best interest-and we take all steps needed to reduce your stress along the way.