On August 8, 2008, the New York Times published an article about the differences between settling and taking a case to trial. In special conjunction with victims of accidents and medical malpractice, the author of the article said in general, taking a settlement is more lucrative than going to trial. That is not to say that one should try and settle on their own. Having a lawyer on their side will help ensure that the settlement offer is fair and that the complainant is not being taken advantage of.
For many plaintiffs, going to trail is not solely based on a monetary goal. Some people go to trial because they want to ascertain information. If one were to settle, the settlement would be solely monetarily based and could, as in many cases, involve a confidentiality agreement. If one wanted information, chances are, if they settled out of court, they would not get it.
Going to court involved fees that settling outside does not. Court fees can add up, and between court fees, lawyer fees and time taken off work, people can get frustrated. If you are considering going to court, it is best to consult with a lawyer to make sure that you have a case worth trying. Many times, people go to court, without a lawyer and find that their case gets thrown out due to technicalities they missed because they were not well versed in the law. If, however, you spoke with a lawyer, and he or she recommends taking the case to trial, then it is important to review the costs and the trial’s personal worth to you.
If have a case and are looking for legal aide, contact the website of Atlanta, Georgia personal injury attorneys Robbins Law, PC We can help you proceed with a settlement or trail.