One of the more common personal injury law questions that we receive is:
Do Most Personal Injury Cases in Florida Settle or Go To Trial?
Most personal injury cases in Florida reach a settlement. Normally, it is in the client’s best interest to try to reach an out of court settlement if the insurance company evaluates the claim reasonably. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not always reasonable. Considering the cost and the time associated with going through a trial, it can be very risky.
In a trial the case is in the hands of six people / Floridians who have never met the injured person before and who do not know anything about the person other than what they learned from the first day of the trial to the end. Often, evidence that may be very helpful to the jury in making their determination is excluded for technical or legal reasons. Sometimes a client can end up putting more money in their pocket if a settlement can be reached prior to going through with the litigation process. There are many variables and circumstances to consider when trying to decide whether to settle or go to trial in Florida, and we recommend that you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in Florida.
What should I do if the insurance company immediately offers me a settlement check?
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