Do You Always Have To Sue In A Personal Injury Case?

by Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC on July 21, 2015

in Buffalo Injury Questions and Answers

While it is important to have a Buffalo personal injury lawyer who is prepared to sue for your injury and go to trial if necessary, many personal injury cases in the Buffalo area may be settled without being sued in court and taken to trial.

In almost all personal injury cases, the party that caused the injury will have some form of insurance that is responsible for providing coverage on behalf the defendant.

As a result, a personal injury lawyer may be able to recover damages simply through negotiations with the insurance company representing the negligent party.

In such cases, the matter may be resolved without even having to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Instead, the attorney will gather evidence of the other party’s negligence and the client’s injuries, which is then provided to the insurance company.

Once the insurance company has reviewed it and completed its own investigation, the sides may then try to reach an agreement on the value of the case.

Even if it is necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit, these negotiations with the insurance company often continue.

In fact, even in situations where it is necessary to file a lawsuit, very few personal injury cases actually end up in front of a jury.

Instead, the parties either eventually negotiate a settlement or agree to pursue some alternative method of resolving the case, such as having the matter presented to a neutral arbitrator who will decide if the defendant was negligent and the amount of any damages owed to the injured party.

If you need an experienced personal injury lawyer who understands your options when it comes to settling your claim, call us at 716-631-9999.

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