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Settlement vs. Trial: Which Is Right for You?

Legal issues. Nobody wants to deal with them, but they’re often inevitable following a negligence-related car accident that leads to serious injuries. This makes it imperative for injured parties to understand what their options are.

In any car accident case, there may be a chance for settlement or trial. Knowing how these two work and the differences can help you and your lawyer decide which is best for you and move forward with confidence.

Settlements: Pros and Cons

Settlements are offers from the insurance company that pay the plaintiff a specific amount in lieu of going to trial. Typically, though, these settlements are much lower than the individual may be able to obtain via a trial.

The pros of a settlement in some situations are the ability to get compensation, often much quicker than going through a trial. The cons, however, is you may be able to recover more going through trial. Furthermore, you may not hold the liable party fully accountable.

Trials: Pros and Cons

The biggest con about a trial is that you may need to go through a long and difficult process, along with the defendant trying to turn the tables and put liability on you. This can be a trying time when you’re already dealing with a serious injury.

The pros, however, may allow you to seek maximum compensation while bringing the act of negligence to public light. You can also have the outcome of your case decided by the court and jury who you may plead your case to throughout the process.

Knowing which option is right for you can be difficult, but having an Austin car accident lawyer on your side means you can make the choice that puts you in the strongest position possible. This is what The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC brings to the table.

Our team is dedicated and committed to helping you seek the maximum compensation possible. We have the resources and experience you need to move forward after an injury so you can focus on recovering while we handle the legal aspects on your behalf.


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