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Will I Need to Go to Court for My Sacramento Personal Injury Claim?
Filing a personal injury claim after being injured does not necessarily mean that you will end up in court. When wondering, “Will I need to go to court for my Sacramento personal injury claim?” there are several factors that will determine the answer:
How Strong Is Your Case?
The stronger your case, the more likely it is that the insurance company will want to settle out of court.
As your attorneys, we will conduct an investigation to determine who caused your accident and then gather the evidence to prove it. This could include conducting depositions to ask the other party questions while under oath. The answers given can lead to further evidence of responsibility.
Once the at-fault party or their insurance receives our demand letter, they will respond by doing one of three things:
Refusing to settle
Making a counteroffer
Agreeing to your terms
If they counter, we will negotiate back and forth until a settlement amount is reached that is both fair and comprehensive. This can take some time and could require the presentation of additional evidence. However, negotiations can be incredibly productive as it gives us the opportunity to demonstrate just how strong your case truly is.
However, if they refuse to settle or are unwilling to negotiate a fair offer, the only options will be to either accept less than you deserve or go to court for a verdict. Typically, going to court is the best option at this point because a jury will decide the outcome of the case and what your personal injury claim is worth.
Preparing for Trial
Going to court can be intimidating, but with the help of our law firm, it doesn’t have to be. We will work closely with you to prepare you for both the process involved and the likelihood of taking the stand.
We will handle all of the paperwork, trial preparation, and arguments in court so that you don’t have to. By making a strong argument for negligence and why you deserve compensation, you could get more money for your injuries.
Get Answers from a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney
To find out how likely your case is to go to court, call 916-303-2800 or complete the form below to schedule a free consultation with Crowell Law Offices. While we cannot predict if you will end up in court with 100 percent accuracy, we can let you know how strong your case is and how likely it is to settle through negotiations.