Questions About Settlements

Personal Injury Settlements

There are a few factors that you need to think about that will play a part on your settlement after a personal injury case. Some of these factors could last for months or years.

One of the common questions that people have is how long it will take to settle the case.
The case will be settled when the attorney and other parties know of the evidence involved in the case. Additional compensation will not be awarded if your conditions worsens or there are more medical bills. The insurance company will try to delay as long as possible in order to pay the minimal amount.

If it’s not clear who was at fault, then the attorney might advise you to go ahead and take a smaller amount as it could be hard to prove that the other person caused the incident. If you are proven to be partially at fault, then the settlement amount could be lower. Some jurisdictions won’t award any compensation at all if you had any fault in the case.

You also want to think about whether you should settle outside of court or during the trial. It might be faster to settle out of court, but you might not get as much money.

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