When Should You File a Lawsuit After a Car Accident?

When Should You File a Lawsuit After a Car Accident?
When Should You File a Lawsuit After a Car Accident?

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Getting behind the wheel of an automobile is such a common part of our days, we forget about the immense risk involved. But the reality is that accidents happen all the time, and hundreds of thousands face serious damage or injury every year.

What should you do if you find yourself in this kind of situation? A serious car accident can upend your life and put you into serious financial ruin. If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation.

But should you pursue a lawsuit after a car accident, or do you try to settle with the insurance company? Read on and we’ll walk you through what you need to know.

Why Most Car Accident Cases Don’t Go to Court

Many people who haven’t been in a serious accident don’t understand the difference between settling with an insurance agency and going to court. But there are serious differences, and if you learn about car accident cases you’ll soon understand. 

In most car accident cases, a lawsuit is never filed. Instead, many people turn to an opposing driver’s insurance company for compensation before bringing an official lawsuit forward. There are many reasons for this. 

For one, settling with an insurance company often will get a victim their money quicker. When you’re dealing with the injuries and damage an accident can bring about, getting your life back on track as soon as possible is always preferred. 

It can also avoid wasting time and money. It can be expensive to retain an attorney, and quite time-consuming to attend all the court proceedings and lead-up requirements. Settling helps save time and money, another thing in short demand when you’ve been injured.

Last but not least, a settlement provides a sure resolution. You can never be entirely certain of what way a jury will go in a court case, and the decision might not go in your favor. Even if someone has to settle for a little more than they preferred, it might be better than going to court.

When to Sue

There are some cases when bringing a lawsuit forward is necessary. If you attempt to settle with an insurance company and the company refuses to give you the compensation you deserve, a lawsuit might be the best way forward.

It can also be worthwhile to sue if the entity responsible for the accident isn’t really the driver in question. For example, getting into an accident with an employed truck driver might give you grounds to sue the company that employed them. This was the case in the infamous Tracy Morgan vs. Wal-Mart case from some years back. 

The court process can be long and grueling, but sometimes it is the only way to achieve true justice following an accident. 

Bringing Forward a Lawsuit After a Car Accident

An accident is harrowing and horrible. The injuries and damage sustained can be life-altering.

If you want to bring forward a lawsuit after a car accident, it’s important to understand what options are available to you. The above information should help.