Settling Personal Injury Cases in Mississippi
Personal injury cases can be extremely time consuming and complicated. While it is possible to reach a resolution between private individuals and insurance companies, it is important to know your rights. Most personal injury cases can be either taken to court or resolved through settlement negotiations. Taking personal injury cases to court can, potentially, increase the amount of compensation you may receive, but also comes at higher rates of expenses, fees, time and stress. In some cases, settling outside of court may be the better solution for all involved.
Potential Pitfalls of Court
Court can be a time consuming matter that can take months or even years to resolve. If you do choose to resolve your personal injury case out of court, it is possible to save an abundance of time as the resolution can occur as soon as the first communication with the opposing party. By not having to wait to receive compensation, you are able to pay medical expenses, recover lost wages, and achieve a sense of peace.
Court proceedings are also a matter of public record. Those seeking a little more privacy may not be completely comfortable with the details of their life being in the open. Out of court settlements are not subject to the same level of scrutiny allowing private lives to stay private.
Court proceedings can be time consuming and intrusive. They can also be a complicated process. No case is a sure thing and even in the event of a win, the judgment that you win may not be what you were expecting or fully satisfy your needs. Settling out of court brings a level of certainty. A settlement allows you to be sure of what the outcome will be including the settlement amount and any terms to the agreement.
Also, lawsuits also come at an increased cost. Filing a lawsuit means more expenses will be had by the parties. Often times, expert witnesses are necessary and sometimes even required in cases. Expert witness can cost thousands of dollars and expenses must be deducted from any settlement received.
People who suffer from permanent or catastrophic injuries in an accident may be entitled to compensation. Settlement amounts should be enough to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering. Settling a personal injury case outside of court without the assistance of a professional can potentially cost you money. Hiring a personal injury attorney gives you access to their years of experience and knowledge. This knowledge can bring you closer to a quick and fair resolution.
Experienced personal injury attorneys can help guide you. The professionals at the Law Offices of Judy Guice in Biloxi, MS can advise you on how to reach the best settlement offer, both in and out of court. Liability and damages are often unpredictable. By working with an experienced personal injury attorney can steer you in the right direction. Contact our firm today to schedule an initial appointment.