Should I Settle or Go to Court Over a Slip and Fall Injury?
After suffering an injury in a slip and fall accident, you know you need money to pay your medical bills and recover damages such as lost wages and other losses. While trying to focus on your physical recovery, you are also trying to take care of your financial recovery. Unfortunately, handling both aspects of your slip and fall accident claim aren’t easy.
Many accident victims want to know if they should settle or go to court in order to collect more money. While most people settle outside of court, it really depends on the extent of the injury and whether the amount the insurance company is offering is a fair settlement offer.
The reason most people settle outside of court is because cases are resolved faster, which means victims can collect their money sooner. In addition to court dragging cases out, going to trial can also be expensive. There are more legal fees and time attorneys have to spend on cases going to trial. On the other hand, jury awards can be a lot higher than settlement offers, but it really depends on the insurance company’s settlement offer.
Because it can be hard to determine if you are getting a fair settlement offer or if you should pursue your case in court, you should contact an experienced slip and fall accident attorney in South Florida today. Even if you aren’t sure you want to use a lawyer for your case, most personal injury lawyers will answer your questions and provide you with a free consultation.
The Law Offices of David Benenfeld will be happy to provide you with a complimentary consultation and answer your questions about your specific settlement offer. Contact attorney David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 today.