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Will I Need to Go to Court for My Austin Personal Injury?

One of the most pressing concerns you might have when considering filing a personal injury claim is whether you will need to go to court. Deciding whether to settle a claim outside of court or go to trial is one of the most important decisions to make in any personal injury case.

While many lawsuits do go to court, personal injury cases are actually most often settled before trial ever becomes necessary. Your Austin personal injury lawyer from Colley & Colley will take the steps needed to negotiate the best possible settlement before the case ever goes to trial, potentially alleviating the anxiety and stress of going to court.

Strategy for a Positive Result

When your injury was caused by the negligent or careless conduct of another, filing a personal injury claim is the first step in recovering compensation to help pay the financial costs related to your injuries.

Through careful strategy, we can leverage your case to obtain the highest possible settlement through negotiations. Sometimes setting a court date for trial is what it takes to get the other side to take your claim seriously. Filing also preserves your right to sue, which is incredibly important if the insurer attempts to stall and draw out negotiations.

When insurance companies are not willing to settle for a reasonable amount, going to trial is an option to be considered, in which case we’ll advise you accordingly and represent you throughout whatever may come.

Settling Before Court Is Likely

Studies show that the vast majority of pending personal injury claims are settled out of court and never go to trial. Some of the most common reasons include the following:

  • Risk of Losing for the Insurer – Trials are risky, and if they lose at trial, the insurer loses the ability to negotiate the terms of the settlement.
  • Expense of Litigation – Court costs and attorney fees make going to trial more expensive, and these will be additional costs for the insurer.

Trial may be necessary when there is no way of getting your case resolved fairly without going to court. In this case, taking the case to trial could become your best option, especially when you have detailed documentation of your losses and when the liability of the defendant is clear.

Hire an Experienced Austin Personal Injury Lawyer

When your injury is caused by the negligence of another, Colley & Colley will work hard to recover the compensation you deserve for your losses. Let us work for you while you focus on recovering. Contact us online through the form below or call 1-877-411-2001 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation today.