settling a personal injury case outside of court

Settling Your Personal Injury Case Outside of Court

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

When you’ve suffered a personal injury due to another party’s negligence, the choice between trial and an out-of-court settlement may weigh on your mind. While every case is unique, exploring the benefits of reaching an agreement for your personal injury case outside of court is essential.

1. Time and Cost Savings:

Trials can extend for years, involving hearings, jury selection, and waiting for a court date. If both parties are open to negotiation, it’s possible to save substantial time and expenses. Settling outside of court is often quicker, allowing negotiations at your pace without the costs associated with trial and expert witnesses.

2. Control Over the Outcome:

In a trial, you relinquish control to the jury and judge. Opting for negotiation offers greater control, allowing you to seek a fair and mutually beneficial compensation.

3. Privacy:

Trials are public affairs, exposing your case to public scrutiny. Privacy is preserved when an out-of-court agreement is reached, safeguarding sensitive details.

4. Reduced Stress and Anxiety:

Trials can be emotionally draining, from preparation to facing a complex legal process. An experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate your case, negotiate with the other party and insurers, reducing the emotional toll. While most personal injury cases are resolved outside of court, having a skilled attorney ensures you’re prepared for all possibilities.

Having legal counsel is crucial for making informed decisions and achieving the best possible results. Consult with a personal injury lawyer to discuss the specifics of your case and determine the optimal path for resolution. Contact us.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.