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Why Personal Injury Lawyers Prefer Settlement

Why Personal Injury Attorneys Prefer Settlements Over Trials

In a personal injury case, you will have the option of accepting a settlement or taking your case to trial. The majority of personal injury cases settle before reaching trial. Many types of accidents, including car accidents, medical malpractice, and slip and fall accidents, never make it to practice and drop out of court. But, why do lawyers prefer settlement? 

Settlement is Fast

Settlements are much quicker than trials. On average, payment will take three to six months to finish. On the other hand, a test takes twice as long to complete. Settlements are typically faster, more efficient, cost less, and less stressful than trials. Click here to read about Factors You Should Check on When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer.

Your Team Has Control

You are in the driver’s seat when it comes to settlement negotiations. You and your personal injury attorney may accept or deny any settlement offer for you. You are also free to negotiate a better settlement. With a trial, you have to admit what the judge or jury gives you.

Saves Money

Even if your attorney works on contingency, preparing for trial involves costs you are responsible for, such as court fees and attorney fees. Paying those costs will come out of what, if anything, you may recover. Settling saves you from incurring those expenses.


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Over the past two decades, Mr. Willens and his team of Chicago personal injury lawyers have been instrumental in obtaining numerous million-dollar-plus recoveries on behalf of clients in a wide variety of injury cases. One of the personal injury verdicts he was involved in was recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the country in the year in which it was tried. One of the verdicts he helped secure set a state record.



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