The idea of going to court can be intimidating, particularly for those who have no previous experience in a court of law. However, victims should never let courtroom jitters stop them from pursuing the justice and the compensation they deserve after an accident or serious injury.
Filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit doesn't necessarily mean ending up in court. In fact, the vast majority of personal injury cases—a little more than 95 percent—are settled through negotiations with the insurance company, often before a lawsuit's even been filed.
Having a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury lawyer is essential, as he's often able to research, build, and present cases in a way that convinces the insurance company to offer a fair settlement, rather than try to fight the plaintiff's claims in court. If the plaintiff is satisfied with the offer and wishes to settle the claim, the case can be resolved without ever being filed in the court system.
Even though most personal injury cases settle out of court, sometimes a lawsuit must be filed and move through the litigation process. Although it's extremely unlikely that your case will have to be tried in court by a judge and jury, it can happen. Should you head to court, you'll want a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer by your side who can help you every step of the way.
Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you or someone you love were seriously injured because of another person's negligence on the road, in the workplace or elsewhere, you shouldn't have to bear the consequences of those injuries on your own. A personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for both financial and emotional losses associated with your injuries.
As a former police captain and seasoned personal injury lawyer, Randy Sevenish of Sevenish Law has helped countless injury victims just like you. Do you have a personal injury case? Contact Sevenish Law's Indianapolis law office today to schedule a free initial consultation.