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Is taking a settlement your best option?

On Behalf of | Jul 14, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Coping with the aftermath of a car accident is tough. Your physical pain and limitations can be unbearable, and the financial realities of your newfound situation can leave you overwhelmed. With all these stressors pushing down on you, it’s tempting to take a quick settlement, pay off your bills, and get back to normal life as much as possible and as speedily as possible.

Should you settle your personal injury case?

But accepting a settlement might not be best for your long-term interests. Therefore, before snatching up one of these agreements, consider each of the following aspects of your case:

  • The value of your claim as evidenced by your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and your economic losses, such as lost wages, medical expenses, and rehabilitation costs.
  • The strength of your evidence in regard to both liability and damages.
  • The risks of taking your case to trial, such as the existence of evidence that shows that you’re partially at fault for the accident.
  • Your willingness to deal with the legalities of your situation for some time to come given that some personal injury cases take a significant period of time to play out.

These may seem like simple factors to consider, but they can be more nuanced than you expect. Only by thoroughly analyzing them can you make the fully informed decision that you think is right for you.

Do you need help with your claim?

If you’re still figuring out the best course of action, don’t worry. Skilled legal teams like ours are here to help you assess the facts of your case and advise you so that you can make the decisions that are right for you, whether that means negotiating for the best settlement possible or aggressively litigating for your interests in court.