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Settling a Chicago Personal Injury Claim Out of Court

By Matthew Willens  Jan. 17, 2017 12:25p

Accidents happen, and the only thing we can do is do our best to control how we react when we are involved in one. From a legal standpoint, there are two ways to resolving an accident claim: go to court or settle the case out of court. Many people think that going to court is the best route to go, because it may lead to a high compensation for the damages suffered. However, it is important to realize that in some cases taking your case to court may not be the best option. In this post, our Chicago personal injury lawyer will discuss 2 key benefits of resolving some personal injury claims out of court.

Speedy resolution

When you have suffered injuries in an accident, you are faced with medical bills and you miss work, you want your claim to settle as soon as possible. Going to court can be both a long and difficult process that can take as long as months or even years to complete. Additionally, appeals may drag out the process even longer. Out of court settlements offer the advantage of a quick resolution.


As we said, court cases can be complicated and long processes. Regardless of how confident you are about the strength of your claim, there is always a risk that the other side has a legal trick to counter your claim or you have overlooked something that can go against you. In some cases, the court system may not work in your favor as expected. By settling the case out of court, you can be sure of the outcome. You will know all terms of the agreement before signing it, so there is a lot of certainty about what to expect.

Every personal injury case is different. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your claim, settling your case in court may be the best course of action. In other cases, pursuing your case in a court of law will give you the best possible chance to obtain the full amount of compensation you are entitled to. If you have been injured it is in your best interests to discuss your claim for free with an experienced attorney. Your lawyer can help you understand the best was to proceed with your case. Call (312) 957-4166.

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