Will Your Claim be Settled Before Going to Trial?
Will Your Claim be Settled Before Going to Trial?

One question people often ask when pursuing a personal injury claim is, “Will the claim be settled before going to trial?” The honest answer is that it is impossible to know 100% if your claim will be settled out of court. Your attorney cannot predict whether or not the insurance company will be fair and reasonable throughout the negotiations, or if they will come to an agreement about the worth of your claim.

That being said, our personal injury attorneys will do their very best to work toward an out-of-court settlement. Going to trial is more expensive and time-intensive for both parties, so settling out of court is always preferred. This allows for the involved parties to come to a resolution together, as opposed to relying on a third party to issue a decision.

Fortunately, there are many opportunities to reach a fair settlement before having to go to court. Initially, your attorney will work with you to determine a fair value for your claim and begin the negotiations with the insurance company. If the negotiations cannot produce an agreement, then a lawsuit will be filed.

Once a lawsuit is filed, there is still opportunity to settle out of court. Oftentimes, a mediator will be used to help the parties come to an agreement before a trial date is set. The parties can also agree upon a settlement in the time leading up to the trial, or even during the trial.

If there really is no way to come to an agreement with the insurance company without going to court, then a trial date will be set. While it is not the easiest or fastest option, sometimes going to court is the only way to help a personal injury victim recover the compensation they deserve. Fortunately, the attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group have plenty of trial experience, and you can rest assured that they will do everything they can to secure fair compensation for your injury.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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