A person who has been in a car accident has a lot on his or her plate. Often, a car accident victim is dealing with emotional and physical injuries as well as confusion about what to do next.
While many car accident victims may contemplate filing a claim to recover compensation, some may be hesitant to do so due out of fear about having to go to trial. The good news is that not all cases go to trial or even require the filing of a lawsuit. In fact, most cases are settled out of court.
While settling a case out of court is ideal, The Law Offices of David E. Gordon prepares each and every case it handles as if it is going to trial. This is because a solidly prepared case gives the law firm leverage when it comes to settlement talks. It assists in arriving at a fair settlement and ultimately avoiding the courtroom.
There are a lot of steps that go into properly preparing auto accident cases for trial, including:
In addition to the above, another key part of preparing for trial is sending a well-prepared demand letter to the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Avoiding trial may be highly important to you. After all, going to trial can be emotional and time-consuming. With that said, recovering the funds you deserve is important, too.
When an insurer makes a settlement offer, this offer should not be accepted unless it fully compensates you for all of your damages.
Types of damages that are typically sought in Tennessee auto accident claims include:
Car accidents can be devastating. If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to some or all of the damage types listed above.
The Law Offices of David E. Gordon will represent you during settlement talks, which involve negotiation and often involve bringing in a mediator to move talks along.
A case will only go to trial in the event that the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer. However, settlement talks can continue through trial, and a settlement may be reached even after a trial concludes.
If your case does go to trial, we will represent you every step of the way. While a trial can feel intimidating, we will help you to understand your rights, your obligations during the trial and what to expect.
You deserve every penny that you have lost when you have been in a car accident. Unfortunately, the truth is that without an attorney on your side who knows how to seek a just settlement for you, the insurance company will likely offer you far less than you deserve. Unless you are an experienced negotiator yourself, you may wind up getting only a fraction of the money that your claim is really worth.
Attorney David E. Gordon is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist who has a long record of helping car accident victims to stand up to insurers.
If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, we know what it takes to fight for your rights. To learn more about filing a claim, what it means to go to trial for a car accident and the types of damages you may be able to recover, contact us today. We want to hear more about your claim – tell us about it by filling out our online form or calling us directly.