When pursuing compensation after a negligent driver caused you to suffer a car crash injury, you may wonder if your case will go to trial. While most car crash cases do not end up in court, there are no guarantees, so it is a real possibility.
Greg Coleman Law discusses when a case may go to trial and what you should expect if it happens to you.
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Why Do Some Car Crash Cases Go to Trial?
Most car crash cases will settle out of court, but there are a couple of reasons why a case may go to trial.
- Insurance companies are unable to agree on who is at fault, or, if both parties are liable, what percentage of fault should be assessed to each side.
- Negotiations for reaching a settlement fail, and the parties involved are unable to agree with the compensation amount proposed.
How Insurance Companies Attempt to Impact a Settlement
Insurance companies are a for-profit businesses, and as such, their priority is to find ways to diminish the value of your claim – or deny it outright.
For this reason, we strongly recommend that you speak with an attorney as soon after your accident as possible and before you call your insurance company. If the attorney determines your claim is valid, and you choose to take legal action, he or she can speak with the insurance company on your behalf. Attorneys are well-versed in how insurance companies may mislead policyholders after an accident.
Other Factors That May Impact When or If a Settlement is Reached
- You waited too long to file, so there is less time to negotiate a settlement before your statute of limitations runs out.
- You need to reach your maximum medical improvement before the full value of your claim can be determined.
What to Expect if Your Case Ends Up in Court
Injured victims who learn that their accident case is going to trial may feel extremely anxious, especially since it is a situation that is so unfamiliar to them.
Our Knoxville auto accident attorneys at Greg Coleman Law are experienced litigators, and this is what you want in an attorney. While we do everything possible to see that your case does not end up in court, we are fully prepared to represent you if it does.
If your case goes to trial, it is important to mention that there are additional costs involved. However, you do not pay these costs up front. These costs come out of any compensation you may be awarded.
To build a strong case on your behalf and prepare fully for a trial, our firm will:
- Conduct a thorough investigation into what caused the accident and your injuries
- Gather key evidence to strengthen your claim – including police reports, medical records, and credible witnesses
- Consult with experts, as needed – these could include an accident reconstruction specialist, medical expert or others.
Additionally, if your case does go to trial, it is important to remember that we are ready to advocate on your behalf every step of the way. While we cannot guarantee the outcome, we can prepare you if your case goes to trial, so you will understand what to expect.
Call Greg Coleman Law for Legal Help Today
Your attorney will do everything possible to see that your case does not end up in court. However, if a trial becomes unavoidable, we are ready to fight for the maximum amount possible for you.
You can learn more about your legal options for a car crash case by scheduling a risk-free, zero-cost initial consultation. This no-obligation meeting is a great way to learn more about the legal process and what options are open to you. If you decide to pursue a claim and we represent you, you pay us nothing to get started on your case or throughout the legal process. Since we take these cases on contingency, we only get paid when the case concludes - and only if we win.
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