Do I Have to Go to Court for a Car Accident?
The average person isn’t immediately comfortable with the idea of going to court. That’s understandable—the setting can be stressful and somewhat confusing to those who don’t go to court on a regular basis.
Often, one of the first questions we get from clients who are seeking compensation after a car accident has to do with whether they will have to go to court. For more information on this subject, continue reading.
Settling Is Common
The vast majority of personal injury claims that have to do with New York car accidents settle before going to court. Many times, insurance companies and negligent parties are eager to settle before a trial becomes necessary because juries often award larger compensation awards than settlements do.
Still, we are often able to negotiate full compensation to cover all of the damages related to your car accident out of court. We know exactly how to put pressure on the insurance company and the negligent party’s lawyers to make sure they give you what you need.
When the other side offers an acceptable settlement amount, you can accept it and avoid going to court.
If We Need to, We’ll Go to Trial
Sometimes, the other side will refuse to negotiate a settlement agreement out of court or will not offer an amount that truly covers your damages. When that happens, we won’t hesitate to go to court.
Although we’re usually able to convince the other side to settle before going to court becomes necessary, we will absolutely go to court if that’s what it takes to get you the full and fair compensation you need after you’ve been hurt in a New York car accident.
Call a Car Accident Lawyer
We understand that going to court can be an intimidating process, but the attorneys at Siler & Ingber, LLP will make sure the process is as easy on you as possible. And we’ll do what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.