Personal Injury Claim: Settle or Litigate?
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Tue Apr 2013
- Personal Injury,
Determining whether to settle your personal injury claim or litigate it is not an easy decision to be made at the initial stages of the claim process. Your New Jersey accident attorney can make a more informed decision once discovery has been completed or you are at a more advanced stage of settlement talks.
There are various factors that affect your attorney’s decision as to whether you should continue with settlement talks or proceed to litigation. Based on the assessment of these factors, your attorney will be better able to advise you as to which option will be your best interest. Some of these factors include:
- The extent of your medical bills
- Whether you will need future medical treatment for the injuries you have sustained from the subject accident and how much it will cost
- The permanency of your injuries
- The affect of your injuries on your earning capacity
- Total loss of wages
- Loss of future income
Based on a close examination of these factors, your New Jersey accident attorney will have a better idea as to whether it will be cost efficient to litigate your personal injury claim or whether you should settle.
Contact a New Jersey Accident Attorney For More Information
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident and need a New Jersey accident 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!