After a car crash, slip and fall, or other personal injury accident, you are legally entitled to pursue compensation for injuries and losses through the court system. However, the insurance provider for the party who caused your injuries would rather pay you a settlement if you agree not to pursue a lawsuit in court. This is because it saves them the cost of defending the case in court.
In some cases, it could also be beneficial to you to accept a settlement offer because you won't have to wait for the court system to resolve your case. A court case can take months or even years. Also, if you go to trial and lose, you will get nothing for your injuries.
While you can decide to take your case to trial, you should always consult with a lawyer first. Contact Heslin Law Firm to learn more.