When people think of lawsuits, many think of the dramatic trials they see in movies and on television shows that involve a jury, numerous witnesses, and loud objections. However, in reality the majority of civil cases filed never see the inside of a courtroom. Instead, knowledgeable personal injury attorneys will use other tactics, such as negotiation and mediation, to try to reach a settlement agreement and avoid having to go to trial. If you have been injured in any type of accident, you should always contact an experienced PI attorney in Coweta County who will tailor your legal solutions to your individual case and will not automatically insist on taking your case to trial.
There are many advantages to settling a case out of court. These include:
- Saving money—trials may involve extensive pre-trial preparation, discovery, and depositions, as well as expert witnesses, costs paid to the court, and more.
- Saving time—trials are very time consuming, both for the preparation and sometimes for the actual trial itself. If you have to go to trial, your case will likely drag on longer than you anticipated and it will take longer for you to receive any compensation for your injuries.
- Saving stress—the trial process can be very stressful on an injured plaintiff. Not only will you likely have to get on the witness stand and testify in open court, but you may be subject to cross-examination from the other party’s attorney.
With all that said, in some cases the parties cannot reach a fair settlement agreement and a trial is necessary to get you the compensation you deserve. Though our attorneys know how to try to settle cases out of court, they also know how to aggressively fight for your rights in court if a trial is the best solution for you.
Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you believe you have a potential case, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer today.