What’s the Difference Between a Verdict & a Settlement in a Car Accident Case?

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What’s the Difference Between a Verdict & a Settlement in a Car Accident Case?

Nothing is worse than being hurt in a car accident, especially when the accident is caused by a negligent driver. Unfortunately, this is something that happens to countless people every single year. That said, if you were hurt due to another driver’s negligence, you’re most likely now looking to file a personal injury claim to help you recover the compensation you need to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our Bronx car accident attorney to learn more about car accident claims, how we can help you recover compensation, and the primary difference between recovering that compensation via a verdict and a settlement. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How are a verdict and a settlement different?

Typically, as long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, meaning we can prove that the accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, you should receive a favorable settlement outside of the courtroom setting. However, if the insurance companies refuse to offer you a fair settlement for your injuries and pain & suffering, we can take your case to trial. As long as we can prove your claim in the courtroom setting, you should receive compensation via a verdict handed down by a judge. Most people don’t want to have to take their case to court, which is understandable, and fortunately, most cases don’t end up going to trial–typically, a favorable outcome is achieved outside of the courtroom.

Do I need a personal injury lawyer to handle my car accident case?

Though you technically do not need an attorney to represent you, you are always best served with a competent lawyer in your corner. We have extensive experience and skills when it comes to dealing with insurance companies. We know their tactics, and we know when they’re offering lowball settlements to our clients. We know when it’s time to accept a settlement and when our clients are best served by taking their cases to trial. If you have any questions about the claims process or you’ve been hurt and require competent legal representation, you’re in the right place. Pick up the phone and give us a call today.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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