My son was injured while walking to school by a careless driver. I want to sue but don’t want to put him through the process of court. Does he have to go to court?
When the other side knows you have a lawyer on your side who isn’t afraid to take the case to court, they may present a more than fair offer. This is because the appearance of filing a lawsuit will scare the other side and show them you are serious about seeking justice and just compensation.
Most cases are settled outside of the courtroom between lawyers and insurance companies. If you hire a personal injury lawyer who is skilled in negotiations, you may never have to see the inside of a courtroom; however, even a great attorney will need to go to court from time to time, especially if an insurance company is refusing to offer a fair settlement.
If you and your lawyer think the best possible outcome in your case will come from going to court, there are certain protections for minors that could keep your son from testifying in open court. Your attorney will let you know what those possible protections are that apply in your case.
Make sure you hire a lawyer who has tried cases in court and isn’t afraid to take your case to trial, if needed. To talk with an experienced personal injury attorney, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today for a free initial consultation at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766.