Many assume that hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle their case means they must go to trial. However, that is a misconception. An experienced Las Vegas attorney seeks just compensation for the client – whether that involves reaching a settlement or going to court.
At Sam & Ash Injury Law, our attorneys successfully negotiate settlements in most personal injury cases we handle. However, we are prepared to go to trial if an insurer refuses to offer a fair settlement. Reputation matters in choosing a law firm. Insurers know we will fight for What’s Right. Our reputation as aggressive legal advocates and proven track record means insurance companies are more willing to offer their best settlement to avoid going to court.
We believe you deserve an attorney who cares about you and your future. Therefore, we want to help you understand the legal process and what you can expect when you hire an attorney to handle your personal injury case.
When Should I Not Go to Court?
Not all cases need to go to trial. An experienced attorney can submit a demand letter to the insurance company representing the at-fault party. The letter describes the harm you suffered, how the recipient is financially liable, and the compensation you seek. If the insurer agrees to the terms or makes a reasonable counteroffer to settle the case, it may be in your best interest to settle the case rather than risk the uncertainty of going to court. An attorney who is a skilled negotiator will seek a fair settlement on your behalf to avoid the time and expense of litigation.
When Should I Go to Court?
Unfortunately, not every insurer is willing to accept financial liability and do the right thing. If you and the other party cannot agree to the terms of a settlement, it may be necessary for your attorney to prepare your case for court.
Factors That Determine if a Case Goes to Court?
Before a case goes to trial, the attorneys for both sides closely examine the available evidence. The factors that may influence whether a case moves to trial include:
- The strength of the evidence of negligence
- The extent of a victim’s injuries and medical expenses
- The amount of compensation sought
- The amount of insurance coverage available to provide compensation
- Whether the plaintiff suffered additional financial losses such as lost income, loss of earning capacity, property damage, or pain and suffering
What Happens if My Case Goes to Court?
Your attorney will prepare you for what to expect if your case moves to court. Some cases settle just before trial or even while a trial is underway before a verdict is reached.
At trial, the attorneys representing the injured person present their case and offer evidence to substantiate their client’s injury claims. The defense team has an opportunity to rebut the evidence. Both sides make closing statements after presenting evidence and questioning witnesses. The judge or jury acting as the factfinder decides liability and may assign a dollar amount to the plaintiff’s losses. If you are successful, the other party must pay you the amount listed in the final verdict.
The Benefits of Hiring a Reputable Accident Lawyer
Hiring an experienced Las Vegas personal injury attorney to handle your case offers you the best chance of recovering the compensation you need to move forward after a serious injury.
At Sam & Ash Injury Law, we believe you deserve What’s Right. That means evaluating all aspects of your situation and taking steps in your best interest. So get your free case review when you contact our office today.