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October 23, 2019 | Gary Burger

If I File a Claim Do I Have to Go to Court?

Court can be stressful. The thought of staking your claim against another person in front of a judge or even a jury isn't always an easy one. And why is that? Court can be hard, it can be stressful, and many people don't the added stress that comes with a personal injury claim. So the question remains, if you file a claim do you have to go to court?

In this FAQ, we're going to discuss whether or not you have to go to trial, and what tactics and strategies can be used in your personal injury claim to convince the other side that a trial is not in their best interests. If you currently have an ongoing personal injury claim and you need the help of a lawyer, our Personal Injury Lawyers in St. Louis can help. Our Firm can be reached through this link, or call 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222

If I File a Claim do I have to go to Court?

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If you file a claim, do you have to go to court? The answer? Not always. Filing suit is a way to let the other party know that you are serious about your claim, and that you are willing to take the claim to court if need be. This can often be the difference maker in a personal injury claim. When the other side knows you are willing to hire an attorney and spend money just to get them to be accountable for their actions, they will often weigh the costs of hiring their own attorney vs paying you what you are owed for your injuries or damages.

What are the other benefits of filing a claim? It happens often, and may have already happened in your claim, the insurance adjuster or other side offers an offensively low settlement. When this happens, threatening a court battle will often force the other side to come back to the table and make you a realistic offer.

What about our Firm? Do we take cases to trial or do we just try to settle before court? The answer? We try cases in court, and we settle, but we only settle when the maximum amount of recovery possible for our client has been met. This is important. You should never, NEVER accept a settlement or resolution that doesn't meet the full needs of recovery that are required for your claim. This is why filing a suit regardless of the situation is so important. Not filing suit allows the other side to short your recovery or your settlement, and you deserve to fully recover from any injury or damages that were caused to you.

So what happens before a claim goes to trial that can keep it from going to trial? What does Burger Law do? We take depositions, we ask questions, and we investigate the facts. Often, just fully exploring these options and bringing to light the facts of the case can make the defendants realize that they wrongly caused damages, or that they really do owe a recovery or settlement to our clients.

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People who have potential personal injury claims often don't take them on because they believe that they either can't afford a lawyer, or they can't afford the court costs or fees that can from a legal battle. With our Personal Injury Law Firm in St. Louis, you'll never pay anything unless we win your personal injury claim. We fight hard for the rights and recoveries of our clients, and we never settle for anything less than the full recovery that they are owed. If you family needs a dedicated and aggressive personal injury lawyer to fight for your rights, we can help you. Call our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222.