Many people we talk to are apprehensive when it comes to filing a lawsuit for being compensated for their injuries. They often say that they don’t want to be “one of those people” who sue anyone and everyone. Fortunately, we don’t want to do that either. We only accept cases that we believe we can win, and because of that, we defer our payment until a settlement is received.
The truth is, however, that most cases settle without a lawsuit even being filed. Insurance companies will pay significant amounts of money for a claim, but only if it is fully documented, which is key. If your case has all the facts in order, who was at fault, the injuries sustained, and losses because of that, there is a strong chance that the insurance company will settle the case without ever having to file a lawsuit, much less end up in court.
We are able to do this by preparing each case as if it were going to trial. This requires a lot of thorough documentation and fact-finding. Once the case has been put together in a compelling way, we then submit that to the insurance company with the settlement demand. Because it is prepared as if it were going to trial, insurance companies already know that we are presenting a compelling argument against them. As a result, they are more likely to work with us and settle the case without a lawsuit even needing to be filed.
However, if they don’t want to settle the case and a lawsuit does need to be filed, the work has already been done. It is simple to file the lawsuit and proceed with getting compensation for our clients injuries. This usually results in a strong case with a good outcome because we have done all the hard work up front.
The bottom line is that a lot of cases we handle never end up needing a lawsuit to be filed and even fewer end up in court. If you are worried that hiring a personal injury attorney automatically means we will be filing a lawsuit on your behalf, we hope you see that isn’t always the case. We take the necessary steps to get compensation for your injuries in a timely manner, which doesn’t always mean filing a lawsuit.
If you have been in an accident or sustained serious injuries because of someone else, please call us at 949-496-7000. The first call is always free and we can help you determine whether you need an attorney’s help or not.