April 21, 2022

Does a Plaintiff's Level of Patience Affect Their Injury Claim?

The way that victims of injury accidents obtain the financial compensation they need to pay for all of the damages that they incurred from an injury accident, such as medical expenses or lost wages, is to file a personal injury claim. The majority of personal injury claims never make it to court. In fact, as high as 96% of civil tort claims settle without going to court.

Even though this is true when a victim is looking for an attorney to represent them, they should consider one that has experience litigating in court. The outcome of a personal injury case can never be guaranteed. Should a victim be one of the few cases that cannot settle and requires a court hearing to come to a resolution, the victim will need an experienced lawyer who knows how to manage a victim’s case effectively in the courtroom.

Bob Germany is a Jackson personal injury attorney that has more than 40 years of experience assisting victims by successfully negotiating for the highest settlements possible and litigating in court for the most favorable outcomes. 

A Victim’s Patients Can Affect Their Personal Injury Claim

, Does a Plaintiff's Level of Patience Affect Their Injury Claim?, Germany Law Firm PLLCThere are several factors that go into how long it will take a personal injury claim to come to a conclusion. Some of these include:

  • How complex the case is.
  • The severity of the damages.
  • How much a claim is worth.
  • How busy the court in your jurisdiction is.
  • The patience of the plaintiff.
  • The patience of the defendant.

When you take your case to be evaluated by the Jackson personal injury lawyer Bob Germany, all of the damages that you suffered will be used to put a value to your claim. Your attorney is going to have your best interests in mind as they build your case and negotiate with the other side. With extensive experience handling civil matters, Bob Germany knows what a fair settlement looks like and will fight to ensure that a victim does not settle for less than what they are entitled to.

Your attorney is your legal advocate and they are going to be working for you to secure the best possible results. However, you are in control when it comes to your settlement. While your attorney can advise you on your options and what is best for your situation, you ultimately make the final decision.

So, if you do not want the legal battle to be a long process, you may have little patience for ongoing negotiations and be more willing to settle sooner. In this way, you may accept a lower settlement amount than you would if you had more patience for allowing the process to work itself out in its time. Similarly, if you are very patient and unwilling to budge from your position, you may have a difficult time accepting a settlement. If this happens, a lawsuit will then be filed and your case will go to court.

Speak with a Jackson Personal Injury Attorney Today

The patience of a plaintiff is just one factor that plays a part in how long it takes to settle a personal injury claim. There are many more aspects of the personal injury claim process that can impact how long it takes to come to a conclusion. If you need assistance with your Mississippi personal injury claim, please call Germany Law Firm, PLLC at (601) 487-0555 to schedule a free consultation with a Jackson personal injury lawyer today.

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