When most people hear the words personal injury, they think of a courtroom—the jury, the judge, and the court reporter typing everything that is said. The truth is most of our personal injury cases never see the inside of a courtroom; they’re settled long before that is necessary. In most cases, both the accident victim and the insurance company want a swift settlement arrangement so they can put the accident behind them. It’s only when the insurance company doesn’t want to play fair that we file a lawsuit and take them to court.
We only take a case to court if we feel like our client isn’t being offered complete compensation for their injuries. However, that’s not a decision we make on our own. In fact, we can’t make the decision at all. It’s up to you to decide. Our role is to advise you on what we believe is fair and let you decide whether or not you want to go to court. That advice is built upon 45 years of experience helping the injured people of North Carolina get the maximum compensation for their injuries.
No one likes to go to court. We would prefer that your case be settled outside of court to save you the time and frustration. The important thing to consider when hiring an attorney is “will he/she go to court?” The insurance company tracks law firms. They know which ones avoid the courtroom at all costs and which ones stand up and fight. Ask your attorney how often they go to court. Their answer could be the difference in winning big and settling for less.