Do I have to go to court to settle my personal injury claim?
No. Most of the time, a personal injury claim is resolved without ever having to go to trial. However, if the insurance company denies your claim, or refuses to offer you a fair settlement, you may have to file suit and go to court.
A Rainwater, Holt & Sexton personal injury attorney is able to file a personal injury lawsuit and see you through the discovery stage of your case all the way to trial. Likewise, a personal injury attorney is able to help you present your claim to the insurance company, before filing suit, in a manner that will maximize your recovery. The more familiar your attorney is with your case from the start, the better they can help prepare your case for a personal injury lawsuit if that becomes necessary. Even if you have to file a lawsuit because your claim has been denied or because you are not offered a fair settlement, most cases still settle after filing suit, without ever having to go to court.
When choosing a personal injury attorney, consider their trial experience. You want to be prepared if your case goes to trial and know you are in good hands. At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton we have the experience, and are ready to be your lawyer.