A variety of factors are used to calculate personal injury sums. Just because two cases seem similar does not mean the settlements will be the same. Those who bring a case forward get a crash course in personal injury law.
They learn the intricacies of the legal system. Many people wonder if the case will go to trial or result in a settlement. Personal injury cases typically end in a settlement rather than duke it out in court. Approximately five percent go to trial. The only time a case goes to court is if the opposing parties cannot reach an agreement on the amount of compensation.
How Long Does Reaching a Settlement Take?
Many are under the false assumption that settlements are quicker than going to court. They may think they can settle within days or weeks. Unlike portrayed on TV, settlements are not quick events. A television scenario is a person asking for an amount, the opposing party talking it down, and a settlement being reached in a few minutes.