Do I Have to Go to Court for a Personal Injury Claim in New York?
If you’ve been injured by someone’s carelessness, you may be focused on simply getting your compensation and moving on. You don’t want to draw out your claim, you just want to settle and focus on your health. Unfortunately, you may be unsure how to make that happen.
Do you have to go to court for your personal injury claim? If you’re not sure, your attorney from Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab, PC can help you get answers about the next steps.
Settling Your Claim Out of Court
Often, you may not need to go to court. You may be able to settle with the responsible party and move on with your claim.
For example, in a car accident claim, you may first have the option to settle with your insurance company, with the guidance of your injury lawyer. They may be willing to settle with you for the full amount you’re owed. Keep in mind, though, that they may not be so willing to offer you the right amount for your claim.
Even if you have the opportunity to settle your claim out of court, be sure to review your settlement and what your losses are worth. Both your financial and non-financial losses should be covered by the settlement.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
The responsible party may not want to pay for your recovery. In some cases, they may even try to pin some of the blame on you.
For example, let’s say you slipped and fell in a store. The property owner may not be willing to pay for your physical recovery, especially as some slip-and-fall injuries, such as head trauma, can be complex and expensive.
The responsible party often isn’t willing to give you the compensation you deserve, but those funds are crucial for your recovery. If you don’t have the experience and knowledge to fight back, your personal injury lawyer can help you defend your claim.
Go to Court with a New York Personal Injury Lawyer
Dealing with a personal injury claim isn’t easy. You’re struggling with major injuries and expenses. Worse, you may be unsure whether you have to take your claim to court. This can add a lot of stress when you’re already worried about your future and your financial situation.
If you’re not sure whether you have to go to court for your personal injury claim in New York, reaching out for the attorneys at Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab, PC may help. We understand how complex your injury claim can be, and we can help you recover from your losses. Get started with a free consultation by calling 516-747-8830 or by completing the following online contact form.