22 May Personal Injury Settlement Offers: 6 Things to Consider (Pt. 2)
Picking up from where we left off in Personal Injury Settlement Offers: 6 Things to Consider (Pt. 1), below are a few more question to ask yourself when it’s time to decide whether to accept or reject personal injury settlement offers.
3. Can I deal with waiting for a resolution to my case through trial?
The process of resolving a personal injury lawsuit can be emotionally taxing for injured people, especially when it comes to having to recount or re-explain their accident and injuries (like, for instance, during depositions). If injured people don’t want to deal with the continued emotional stress of having their case remain ongoing and are simply ready to resolve their case, they should strongly consider whether it’s time to accept a reasonable settlement offer (of course, they shouldn’t settle for less than they deserve).
It’s important to note here that waiting for trial can extend cases for months or possibly even longer, so injured people should be prepared for this if they want their day in court and they decide they want to see their case through a trial.
4. Does the personal injury settlement offer have contingencies in case my condition gets worse in the future?
The details of personal injury settlement offers are just as important as the total amounts of the offers themselves, as good, reasonable offers may need to contain contingencies for what would happen in the event that a person’s injuries get worse in the future. Specifically, does the offer allow for additional compensation if the injured person needs more extensive and expensive medical care (like surgery) in the future?
This consideration can be especially important in cases like brain injury lawsuits, and injured people should generally not accept settlement offers that don’t include contingencies that can protect them if their conditions get worse in the future.
Stay posted for our upcoming conclusion to this blog.
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