November 17, 2019

Do I Have to Go to Court for a Car Accident?

When you’ve been injured in a car accident in Milwaukee, you’re likely focused on one thing: trying to get your life back to normal. Many accident victims find that that course of action is hindered due to the fact that they not only suffer physical injuries, but financial burdens, as well.

If you’ve been wondering “Do I have to go to court for a car accident?” we can help you. Below, we break down everything you need to know about potentially going to court after an accident and what you should expect from the process.

Negotiating a Settlement

Your attorney will negotiate with the insurances companies before bringing your lawsuit to court. Insurance companies will want to do everything they can to minimize their costs for the whole process, and it will likely cost them more to go to court than it would to attempt mediation and negotiations.

Additionally, your lawyer will want to put you on the fastest track toward recouping your financial losses. Although we will obviously be prepared to go to court should the negotiations fail, it is more likely that the process will be expedited if you can achieve a settlement offer you are satisfied with through mediation rather than through a court hearing.

Evaluating Your Settlement Offer

Prior to the negotiations, your lawyer will put together a strong, reliable arsenal of evidence to help prove the true value of your claim. Insurance companies have one priority in these meetings, and that is to do everything they can to limit the amount they pay you. As such, we will do everything in our power to eliminate any wiggle room for lowballing your claim.

After the negotiations have been completed, the insurance company will provide you with a settlement offer. This may include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. After receiving the offer, we will go over it with you in detail. If you decide to reject the offer, your personal injury lawsuit will be brought to court.

If Your Accident Claim Goes to Court

Although many car accident victims fear this step in the compensation process, you need not worry. Once the claim has been brought to court, your attorney will be responsible for handling the entire thing. Not only will we continue to build your case and fight on your behalf, but we will also ensure you are entirely prepared for any questioning and examinations that may take place.

Help from an Experienced Car Accident Attorney

If you have been involved in a collision and you’re worried about going to court, the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg is here to provide you with all the insight and assistance you need. We will ensure you are guided through every step of the proceedings and will do everything in our power to garner you a settlement offer that is full and comprehensive.

For more information or to schedule a free consultation, give our office a call at 414-271-7007 or fill out our online contact form, which can be found at the bottom of the page.