Should I Settle My Mesa Car Accident?

There are many personal injury attorneys in Mesa, Arizona and beyond who focus on the fact that they settle most of the cases that they take. Settling is so common because most injured victims and their families don’t want to endure a lengthy trial, especially after an accident that resulted in serious injuries or in the death of a loved one. They aren’t looking for some huge payday, in spite of what everyone else might think. They simply want what is entitled to them under the law. They are only trying to receive the compensation that is fair and that is owed to them. After all, they did not cause the accident that resulted in their injuries.

While settling a case may be a common conclusion, it’s also important for an injured victim to hire a lawyer who is willing to take the case to trial. In other words, be wary of those personal injury attorneys who always settle. Why? Because the insurance industry is incredibly sophisticated. Those in it know which Mesa personal injury attorneys always settle and which attorneys are willing to take the case to trial, if necessary. This willingness to take a personal injury case to trial generally results in settlement values that are much greater than those negotiated by an attorney who always settles.

If an insurance company knows that the injured person is represented by a Mesa car accident lawyer who always settles every case and refuses to go to trial, the insurance company has no incentive to make a fair offer. Instead, they low-ball the settlement amount, knowing that the lawyer will never take the case to trial. Not only does this harm the actual client, but the attorney also develops a reputation for not being willing to put up a fight. If an insurance company knows their opponent isn’t going to put up much of a fight, then they won’t be willing to offer fair compensation.

That’s why it’s so important to hire an attorney who is willing to go to trial to represent you. An Arizona attorney who has experience fighting for clients in front of a judge and jury is not afraid to do so again, and therefore offers much more value to their clients.

Here at Breyer Law Offices, we are proud of the fact that we are willing to stand up and fight for our clients – whether in settlement negotiations or in an actual court of law. The decision of whether to settle or go to trial really is up to the individual client. Although, we do encourage clients not to settle if the insurance company isn’t offering fair compensation. That being said, all we can do is offer information, advice and our expert opinion. The direction our clients ultimately decide to go in is completely up to them.

If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident in Mesa – or anywhere else in Arizona – and you have questions about whether to settle your case, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Breyer Law Offices today. We offer a free, no obligation initial consultation to discuss your case, review all your option, and answer any questions you may have.

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