What Happens If My Personal Injury Case Does Not Settle?
Posted in: Personal Injury |July 1, 2013 , |
While the majority of New Jersey personal injury cases settle, some cases do proceed to trial. It is not easy for your New Jersey personal injury attorney to determine whether your case will settle or be litigated. However, even though we cannot predict with 100 percent accuracy how your personal injury claim will ultimately pan out, we will walk you through each step and provide you with all the necessary information regardless of whether your case is settled or proceeds to trial.
Will It Cost More to Litigate?
Generally speaking, litigating a personal injury case is more expensive than settling it. The reason is that we will need to spend time and money collecting evidence, preparing documents, taking depositions, hiring experts to testify at trial, and paying court fees and costs. Most New Jersey personal injury attorneys may require a larger percentage of your recovery if they litigate your case. We will discuss all fees with you upfront in order to avoid any unnecessary surprises at the conclusion of your trial.
What Will I Have to Do?
Whether your case is settled or proceeds to trial, your attorney will do the majority of the work. However, you will still need to help your attorney with the following:
- Making sure your attorney has all of your updated information
- Providing your attorney with any changes or necessary information regarding the treatment of your personal injuries
- Promptly responding to any requests your attorney may have and attending any appointments he schedules for you
- Keeping records of your medical expenses, as well as any other losses you may incur, such as lost wages
We Can Help You
If you need a New Jersey personal injury attorney, please call Dan Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404 for a free consultation. We have offices in Elizabeth, North Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey to serve you. Mr. Matrafajlo has the experience in New Jersey courts that you need. He has been recognized locally for his legal ability, named a SuperLawyers Rising Star, and has even helped set legal precedent in personal injury law with cases such as Hardison v. King. Dan will fight for your legal rights!