Why Settle a Personal Injury Case?

Attorneys Debate Whether to Settle a Claim
June 25, 2021
Legally Reviewed By Scott T. Taggart, Esq.


Settlement and trial are two options your attorney will consider throughout your personal injury case. According to FindLaw, a settlement is the plaintiff agreeing to give up the right to pursue any further legal action in connection with the accident or injury in exchange for payment of an agreed-upon sum of money. The choice of personal injury settlement vs trial will vary based on the details of your personal injury accident. While the choice is both complex and crucial, there are many reasons to settle a personal injury claim.


    “How long does a personal injury trial take?”, is one of the most common questions our clients ask. Personal injury cases can take a long time to resolve. A case can be stuck in the court system, because both sides need time to investigate the injury accident and research the law surrounding the incident. In agreeing to a settlement, you resolve the matter more quickly than waiting for a trial to conclude.


    A trial has many variables. The outcome can be unpredictable, and the process can be stressful. Since both parties will know the terms before agreeing to a settlement, another benefit of settling a personal injury claim is the certainty involved in this outcome.

One of the main differences between personal injury settlements and trials is that settlements are usually a compromise between the demands of the plaintiff and defendant. This difference is involved in many of the benefits of settling a personal injury claim. When settling a case, the ultimate goal is speeding up resolution!

Quality personal injury attorneys can gage the pros and cons of settling a personal injury claim versus taking a case to trial. Our Spear Greenfield attorneys have successfully concluded cases both by settlement or trial. Experience is important in making the correct decision between these two options. Our legal team has over 200 years of legal experience to draw from when weighing these options!

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