Negotiating a Settlement
Every day, innocent people are injured because of the reckless and negligent actions of other people and entities. Through a successful personal injury lawsuit, an accident victim may be able to secure compensation for his or her accident-related expenses. This compensation will be stated in a legally binding settlement.
In some cases, you may be able to negotiate a fair settlement outside of a courtroom. This is where the Indianapolis personal injury attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, can help. Contact our experienced attorneys today by calling (317) 634-8565.
How to Determine a Fair Settlement
A personal injury lawyer will be your greatest asset in deciding on a reasonable compensation request. If you expect too much money, you may end up in a long and expensive trial. You and your attorney will discuss the following when trying to determine what you think is a reasonable amount of compensation:
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of wages
- Medical costs
There are two ways a final decision will be reached in a personal injury lawsuit. The majority of cases are settled out of court following negotiations between the two parties. Although some concessions must be made, in the long run, settling out of court may be more financially responsible. In the event that out of court negotiations are not successful, the case will go to court, allowing a judge or jury to make the final decision.
If you or your loved one has been injured due to another party’s negligence, do not let their irresponsibility go unpunished. Contact the Indianapolis personal injury attorneys at the Hankey Law Office, today at (317) 634-8565 to learn more in a free consultation.