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Pros and Cons of an Out of Court Settlement for A Personal Injury Case in New York

Posted by Michael Redenburg | Mar 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

Pros and Cons of an Out of Court Settlement for A Personal Injury Case in New York

You are entitled to compensation if you suffered injuries in an accident that was someone else's responsibility. But you can also take your case to trial or accept a settlement from the insurance provider. There are many things to consider when selecting how to proceed with your personal injury case.


  1. Your chances of getting compensated are higher

There is always a potential, however remote, that a jury and judge will rule in favor of the defendant during a trial. You receive no compensation at all if this occurs. But you know the amount you will receive in a personal injury settlement. Instead of a jury, the parties involved will decide how much you will receive, and you will know exactly what that amount will be.

  1. You can get a Faster Resolution of your Case

You will need to find out how long it will take for a personal injury lawsuit to be settled in court. A case could take years to go to trial. You can receive closure more quickly if you decide outside of court because you will not have to wait for the money to cover medical costs.

  1. It is less stressful

Negotiations for a settlement are frequently less demanding than trials, which can be emotionally and physically exhausting. You could also spare yourself the anxiety of giving testimony in court.


  1. Less compensation might be awarded to you

Personal injury lawsuits typically go to trial because jurors frequently award amounts higher than those that insurance companies are willing to accept. The possibility of receiving more compensation if your injuries are particularly serious or persistent and require expensive medical care should be considered.

  1. The accused will not be held responsible

Admitting guilt or blame in a settlement is not compulsory because that will not go on record. A settlement will not bring you the justice or accountability you seek.

  1. Too Much Confidentiality

Settlement agreements are frequently private, and it is possible that you will not be able to talk about the specifics of your case with anyone. You might experience frustration if you want to tell your story or alert others to a difficult circumstance or product.

In conclusion, assessing the pros and cons of an out-of-court settlement is vital before making a choice. Hiring a personal injury attorney is the best course of action.

About the Author

Michael Redenburg

We Will Fight For You With Fifteen Years of legal experience, Attorney Michael J. Redenburg began his career defending cases for the clients of insurance companies. Initially defending no-fault claims at a Long Island based law firm, he then moved on to a Manhattan based firm where he defended t...


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