There are many kinds of personal injuries that may affect your ability to live life as you once did. For example, you could suffer an eye injury that makes it difficult for you to see or that has blinded you. You could suffer a serious broken bone that requires surgery to help it heal correctly. These injuries are very serious and may require months or years of medical treatment.
When you suffer an injury, it is your right to seek compensation from those who have harmed you. Those who are at fault or who caused your injuries accidentally should be held liable so that you can focus on your recovery instead of worrying about money.
Do you have to go to court for a personal injury case?
If you are suffering from an injury, one of the last things that you want to do is to go to court. It takes time out of your life that could be better spent resting and recovering. The good news is that the majority of personal injury cases do settle outside of court.
Your attorney will work with you to understand exactly how much compensation you need and then negotiate with the other party’s insurance company (if they have one). You may be offered several different settlement amounts, but keep in mind that you don’t have to accept any settlement offer that is made if you don’t think it is high enough. You can take the case to court and allow a judge to make the final decision on what you should receive as an award.