Common Reasons Car Accident Cases Don’t Go to Trial
If you recently suffered an injury in a wreck, you have wondered why most car accident cases never make it to court.
An injured passenger or driver needs a lawyer who can fight for them in and out of the courtroom. You want an attorney who is ready to go to trial but experienced at fighting for clients outside of the courtroom as well. Your income, physical health, emotional well-being, and future depend on it. The attorneys at Greenblatt & Veliev know how to level the playing field against powerful insurance companies. They help Maryland car accident victims obtain justice and the fair compensation they deserve.
Consider these reasons why most car accident cases never make it to trial.
- Insurance Companies Want To Settle
- Trials Are Unpredictable
- Trials Are Expensive
- Work Is Done On Contingency
- Trials Are Often Not Needed
Insurance Companies Want to Settle Fast
In most auto accident cases, insurance companies are representing the defendants who were drivers responsible for the incident. Because most judgments and claims are paid by the insurance company, they have a strong interest in the lawsuit. That is why insurance companies want to settle cases quickly, to avoid the expense of a long trial. But an experienced accident attorney knows that a settlement must consider:
- Actual Expenses
- Future Expenses
- Extraordinary Expenses
Trials Are Unpredictable
A good lawyer understands the risks involved with going to trial, and how to avoid that risk or accept it as the right thing for your case. An experienced accident lawyer fights for you to receive the compensation that you deserve without unnecessary trial delays.
- Unpredictable Juries
- Temperamental Judges
- Unexpected Witnesses
Trials Are Expensive, Even A Short One
Trial preparation comes at a hefty price. It can take years for car accident cases to go to trial. That means there are expenses, such as document production, expert witnesses, and taking depositions. These costs add up very quickly. A lawyer with experience representing car accident victims has the resources needed to fight the insurance company but appreciates that the client who suffered the losses deserves compensation as soon as possible.
Accident Lawyers Typically Work on Contingency
Lawyers who represent accident victims usually work on contingency, which means they only get paid if the client gets paid. That is why it is important to hire an experienced car accident attorney who understands that it is in everyone’s best interest to secure the best result possible, including a settlement before trial that provides the compensation the client deserves.
Victims Can Be Paid Fast & Fairly Without a Trial
As lawyers on both sides argue in court filings, a plaintiff who suffered an injury in an automobile accident must continue paying the costs. That can include expensive health bills, loan payments for a new vehicle, and other costs that can linger for years while awaiting trial. A good car accident lawyer is a skilled negotiator who can fight for the best settlement possible that will cover all of those expenses and future costs.
Get What You Deserve With As Quickly As Possible
Automobile accidents are traumatic events that leave victims with emotional, as well as physical, injuries. It is not surprising, then, that many victims only want to move on with their lives. An experienced accident attorney can help negotiate a settlement that will justly serve the victim and help put the chaos and pain from the incident behind them.
Call the lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev to start your fight for the compensation you deserve.
Gorkhmaz M. Asgarov, Esq
is an Attorney & Counselor at Law with Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC, which is a litigation law firm based in Rockville, Maryland that provides services to individuals for personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal and traffic defense cases.