If you were injured in a car accident that you believe the other party caused, you might have a case on your hands that you could pursue for damages. To find out, you would need to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer. If your lawyer believes you could win your case, he or she will accept the case and will determine how to handle it. In most cases, lawyers are able to settle cases without going to court, and here are several things you should know about that.
It's Usually Easy to Determine Fault
Most car accidents are caused by the negligence of one driver. Because of this, it is usually easy to determine who is at fault. To win a car accident case, you must be able to prove that the other party caused the accident. If you have evidence that proves this, the other party will not be able to argue with you. After all, evidence speaks for itself.
When two parties are involved in a car accident and there is no evidence to prove that one person or the other caused the accident, the two parties might end up arguing over it. In a case like this, the two parties might end up going to court to let the judge determine who caused the accident; however, this is rare.
Insurance Companies Prefer Settling Without Going to Court
The second reason car accident cases rarely end up in court is because insurance companies prefer settling outside of court. If an insurance company can clearly see that their client caused the accident, the company will want to try to settle the accident with the victim relatively quickly. Insurance companies can usually settle for lower amounts if they settle quickly, and this is one of the reasons they will try to settle right away.
If the insurance company is not willing to negotiate, the case could then end up in court. The problem with this is that the insurance company might end up having to pay a lot more for the claim if the case goes to court. Going to court costs money and takes time, and cases that end up in court typically settle for higher amounts than cases settled outside of court.
If you have a car accident case on your hands and want to settle it quickly, contact a personal injury lawyer to help you negotiate with the insurance company.