Most personal injury claims are resolved through settlements, rather than verdicts reached by a judge and jury. A settlement is defined as an agreement reached between two or more parties in a dispute or lawsuit. A settlement may be reached before or after court proceedings begin, depending on the circumstances. When a personal injury settlement is reached, the plaintiff (person bringing legal action against the other party) receives an agreed upon amount of money from the defendant (the party who is being sued) in order to cease legal action. A settlement is a legal contract; if either party breaches the terms of the agreement they may be sued for the violation.
Reaching a fair settlement for your injury claim is one of the most important things you can focus on at this point in time. This is why you should consider involving a South Florida personal injury attorney as early in the process as possible. Having a legal professional to protect your legal rights and begin putting pressure on the insurance company or the other responsible party will mean a better opportunity at reaching a fair settlement outside of court. A trial will typically mean it will take longer to secure the compensation you need and can be a time-consuming and difficult process.
Seek a Fair Settlement with a Personal Injury Attorney’s Help
At Orner Law, LLC, we represent injured victims and families throughout South Florida. When an injury lawyer at our law firm handles a claim of this kind, we most often reach a resolution without having to resort to a lengthy courtroom trial. However, we approach each case from the point of view that it is going to trial. This has numerous benefits. It enables us to show the other party that we mean business and it allows us to be prepared to go to trial if this is necessary to reach a positive case result on your behalf.
With offices in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Orner Law, LLC serves injury and accident victims throughout South Florida.
To learn more about our services and how we can help you reach a fair settlement for your claim, contact a South Florida Personal Injury Attorney at our offices today.