When is it better to settle personal injury lawsuits (rather than see them through trial)?

This is a good question that is rather complex to answer because, quite simply, it will depend on various factors, including you, your case and the settlement offer that is on the table. In general, however, some of the situations in which accepting a settlement offer may be a better option than seeing a case through trial include (but are not limited to) when:

  • A fair settlement offer has been made and prolonging the case may cost you more than it may be worth.
  • You are ready to put the case, the accident and your injuries behind you so you can move on with your life.
  • There may be some serious risks associated with winning a favorable verdict from a trial.