The job of an attorney is to help people navigate through the complexities of legal dealings. However, if you or your loved one may have a personal injury case, it is important for you to know the two basic ways that your personal lawsuit could be completed.
After an incident occurs that causes injury or wrongful death to a person, that person can file and serve a lawsuit to the responsible parties.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
More often than not, lawsuits can be settled without ever going to trial. The attorneys of both parties can work through one of two procedures to reach a settlement:
These two processes are highly similar, but mediation includes a third-party facilitator or mediator during negotiation talks. Either way, if a settlement that both parties find agreeable is reached, the suit will have be settled without ever going to trial and compensation is disbursed accordingly.
Taking It To Court
However, if alternative dispute resolution processes are unsuccessful, then the lawsuit will be tried as scheduled. A judge of the court will issue a verdict on the settlement if the defendants' negligence is proven during trial and compensation is disbursed accordingly.
Alternative dispute resolution can save time and money while offering a degree of flexibility, but a trial is usually viable if the plaintiff believes he or she has a high chance of winning or that the defendant's offer is too low. If you have a personal injury case, the decision to settle your case or to take it to court is up to you, but you do not have to face this difficult decision on your own. Reach out to the personal injury attorneys at The Kyle Law Firm to set up a free consultation and get set to win the best compensation you possibly can.