The Benefits of Settling a Personal Injury Claim
September 17, 2012 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys
A settlement offer is an agreement between two parties to end a lawsuit through monetary payment prior to jurisdiction. More often than not, Tampa personal injury claims are settled before making it to the trial phase. Taking a case to the courtroom can result in added anxiety, uncertainty and expenses. So, an out-of-court settlement tends to works in the client’s favor because it eliminates the element of risk which is often daunting for clients who are going through an already difficult time as it is.
Vanguard Attorneys prides itself on providing the highest quality client services. When our legal team works on settling a case before trial we are committed to doing so in the best possible manner to help our clients receive the compensation they deserve. With any case that we handle, we understand that communication with our clients is crucial and we make sure to guide them through each step of the process.
Our legal team will begin by explaining everything that must be considered when assessing the value of a settlement offer. These factors include:
- Severity of injuries
- Treatment Required
- Medical Bills
- Extent of negligence or wrongdoing
- Lost Wages
- Insurance Coverage
- Other Damages
We also keep our clients informed when it comes time to make a decision regarding the settlement offer. This offer can come from the negligent party or as a demand from our law firm. Our legal team advises our clients as to whether the other party is offering to pay the amount necessary to recover from all of the damages caused.
In some instances, the opposing party is not willing to offer a client the compensation they are entitled to before jurisdiction. In these cases, it is important for clients to know that their attorney has experience and is confident in trial. Our team at Vanguard Attorneys is prepared represent our clients in the courtroom if necessary. With trial experience, we know the complexities that accompany litigation and we are prepared to fight until we receive just results.