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You’ve got a lot to consider when navigating the complex process of pursuing a personal injury claim.

You’re juggling the recovery process, figuring out how to support your family, and how to recover as much compensation as possible so you can make ends meet.

To maximize your chances of achieving the compensation you deserve, there’s one question you need to answer — a question that could have an incredible impact on both your experience pursuing a claim (and how much you’re able to get):

When is it time to settle…and when is it time to go to trial?

Consider These Factors When Settling or Going to Court with Your PI Claim

settlement is a formal agreement between all parties involved, usually involving compensation that everyone comes to before it’s necessary to go to court.

On the other hand, going to court involves a judge and a jury and a lot of associated expenses. However, if you and your representation are successful, winning a court case could result in a large payout.

Which path is best for you in your unique situation?

Answering this question can get very complicated, very quickly. Here are the highlights to think about:

  • Most personal injury cases settle. This makes sense: Trials are high-risk and can be extremely expensive.
  • Generally speaking, a settlement will take less time to pursue than a trial. The specific lengths of negotiations and trials may vary, but a trial will almost always add weeks or months to the process of receiving compensation.
  • A settlement is permanent. By accepting a settlement, you’re agreeing to stop pursuing compensation. Knowing this, some nefarious insurance companies will try to get you to settle very early in the process, which may not be in your best interests.
  • If your claim is a high-value one or many parties involved, you may be more likely to go to trial. In these cases, reaching a settlement may be too difficult.

If the situation calls for it, you need a personal injury attorney ready to go to bat for you. However, you need to be sure that they’re advising you with your best interests in mind, so you can avoid excess stress and higher fees if at all possible.

That’s where we come in. We’ll assess the strength of your case and help you work towards the life-changing compensation you deserve.

Navigating a Personal Injury Claim in Philly? Call D’Intino Law

When you’re recuperating after a personal injury, you need help protecting your best interests — particularly through complex settlement negotiations or even tense trials. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are ready to provide empathetic, skilled representation.

Call us at (267) 491-9111 or contact us online today to learn more about what we can do for you!

About the Author
Since founding the law firm, John has worked tirelessly to build his firm from the ground up, developing a reputation as a tough attorney and a willingness to fight for the needs of those he represents