Will My Case Go to Court?
With numerous television shows and movies detailing legal cases and courtrooms, it is no surprise that many people assume that all lawsuits go to court to be decided by a judge or jury. However, this is simply not the case. Personal injury lawsuits can be settled outside of court if both the defendant and plaintiff reach an agreement before the case has to go to trial. Still, there are some instances when both parties cannot negotiate a settlement, forcing them to appear before a judge in court.
At Spiros Law, P.C., we are dedicated to helping you recover financial compensation as quickly and smoothly as possible if you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else. To discuss the details of your case and to learn more about how we can help you reach a settlement for your case, contact a Kankakee personal injury lawyer today at (815) 929-9292 and schedule a free consultation.
Advantages of Out-of-Court Settlements
Most plaintiffs and defendants want to settle their cases outside of the courtroom so they can reach an agreement as soon as possible and move on with their lives. Some advantages of an out-of-court settlement include the following:
- Less stress
- Saves time and money
- Lets you negotiate freely with defendant
However, there are some cases where it is necessary to go to court, especially if the defendant is failing to cooperate or is refusing to pay you the full amount you deserve.
If another person’s careless or reckless behavior has caused you to suffer an accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the party at fault. To learn more about your legal options, contact the Kankakee personal injury lawyers of Sprios Law, P.C., today at (815) 929-9292.