Although the majority of personal injury cases are settled out of court, sometimes a lawsuit is the only option, especially in complex cases, cases involving serious injuries or when the insurance company offers an unfair settlement amount. You may then have to sue to protect your right to full and fair compensation. An experienced trial attorney can calculate the value of your case, so you will know whether the offer from the insurance company is adequate or not. He or she can also estimate the chance of success at trial, and advise you accordingly. Ultimately, although your attorney can provide guidance, it is your responsibility to make the final decision of whether to settle a case or go to trial.
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