Settling Personal Injury Cases

Settling Personal Injury Cases

Settling Personal Injury Cases

The primary purpose of a personal injury action is to restore the injured party to the position he or she was in prior to the occurrence of the injury. Damages must be calculable with reasonable certainty as a prerequisite to any award. The primary goal of personal injury plaintiffs is the primary goal of the attorneys at H. Lehman Franklin, PC. It is our first and foremost priority to help injured parties receive all of the compensation to which they are legally entitled.

Parties injured in any type of personal injury case (and their attorney) ultimately try to estimate the settlement value of their case. This is logical as most personal injury cases never go trial and are resolved through settlement. Various factors influence the settlement value of a personal injury case.

Simply put and in a nutshell, the better a case is, the greater the chances of reaching a settlement. No defendant that is significantly and clearly at fault wants to risk a higher damages award by going to trial. The attorneys at H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. are familiar with all of the considerations necessary to calculate a value for a personal injury case and establish the best case possible going forward, whether to trial or settlement negotiations. Here is a discussion of some of the factors that influence the settlement of a personal injury case:

Many personal injury cases are settled before they enter the trial stage, especially since litigation is costly and time-consuming. Some are settled in the middle of a trial. Regardless of when a settlement is reached, attorneys and insurance companies apply various factors in calculating the settlement of a personal injury matter.

Where do you turn once you’ve been involved in an accident? An experienced personal injury attorney like Lehman Franklin and Kim Ward may offer the assistance necessary at this stressful, difficult time. A zealous personal injury attorney like Lehman Franklin or Kimberly Ward may accomplish all of the hard work necessary to establish the rightful recovery of your losses in full. Our office is located at 127 North Main Street in Statesboro, GA (30458). We proudly serve Bulloch County, as well as the surrounding counties of Candler, Evans, Bryan, Effingham, Screven, and Jenkins. Contact our office by telephone at 912-764-9616, by email at info@hlfranklin.com, or check us out online. We’re available to meet your legal needs Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM.