What are the Pros & Cons of Settling a Florida Personal Injury Case Out of Court?
At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, P.A., our personal injury attorney in Vero Beach is a former insurance company attorney with over 25 years of trial experience who approaches each case we take using customized legal solutions to pursue real results for our clients.
In most cases, that means negotiating a fair and just settlement for our pedestrian, car, truck, and motorcycle accident injury clients outside the courtroom, so they can move forward with their lives with confidence — as quickly as their unique case will allow.
For our Florida personal injury clients, there are many advantages to settling their claim out of court.
Here are a few examples.
What are the Major Advantages of Settling a Florida Personal Injury Claim Out of Court?
If you have been hurt in a traffic collision or under other circumstances caused by negligence, the stress of receiving ongoing medical care coupled with missing work can be overwhelming.
Who needs the stress of a trial, too?
Trials are time consuming, stressful, and require additional resources that cost our clients money.
While no one we represent is responsible for the upfront costs of hiring medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, or other industry professionals who will help strengthen our case by testifying on our behalf, they do have fees that must be paid by our law firm.
Without a trial, this often means our clients can keep more of their settlement because a smaller percentage is used to pay our legal counsel and any experts who testify in the case.
Another advantage of settling a personal injury case in Florida is that litigation, whether it is overseen by a judge or jury, is unpredictable. Settlements allow our clients to understand exactly what they will gain from the agreement.
Settlements are also private, so all the details outlined in the agreement are between the injured person, the liable party, and the attorneys. Trials are posted as part of public records, which allows anyone to gain access to the details.
What are the Disadvantages of Settling a Florida Personal Injury Claim Out of Court?
One fear we hear again and again is that personal injury victims worry that by taking a settlement, they are leaving money on the table.
Unfortunately, there is no way to know what a jury would award you.
You must trust your Florida personal injury attorney to provide the legal representation and resources you need to make an informed decision about the direction of your case, as we are always seeking the best possible outcome for each of our client’s unique circumstances.
If you have been hurt by another’s negligence, contact our experienced Indian River County personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff today by calling (772) 492-8967 to schedule a free consultation. We can help you determine the overall compensation you are entitled to for your injuries, so you can focus on getting your life back.