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Pros and Cons of Accepting a Settlement Offer for Georgia Injury Claim


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10/12/2011
JRS Staff
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Because there are potential advantages of both settling a claim and of going to court, it's important to consider carefully all the details before settling your Georgia injury claim. An attorney at a Forest Park injury law firm can help you weigh the pros and cons and help you make an informed decision.

Sometimes, even with the best mediation efforts, a fair resolution can't be met, and a claim can go to trial. In other cases, a fair settlement is quickly agreed upon, or the case is settled through alternative solutions, such as arbitration.

Accepting Out-of-Court Settlement Offer for Your Georgia Injury Claim

Look at both sides of the picture and weigh the benefits and disadvantages of agreeing to a settlement out of court.
 

  • Pros - when a case goes to court, it can be much more costly and time-consuming, not to mention intimidating to sit before a judge and jury; these factors can make a settlement a more attractive option. 
  • Cons - if you feel the settlement offer isn't fair, or have a desire to tell explain and document what happened, it might be better to take the case to court. 

In either event, though, you'll want the advice of an attorney in making your decision and pursing your settlement. If your injury occurred in Georgia, the legal team at a Forest Park injury law firm can investigate your case and provide helpful legal advice on how to proceed. 

Contacting a Forest Park Injury Law Firm

There are several pros and cons of accepting a settlement and avoiding trial, something you'll have to evaluate cautiously. As the victim of an accident in Georgia, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case - 1-404-474-0804.



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