Is Settlement or Trial Better in My Florida Car Accident Injury Case?

Car accidents in Hollywood and across Florida can lead to serious financial losses for survivors. There may be lost time at work, medical bills to consider, car repairs, and other costs to think about. Legal action gives you one option to pursue compensation for these losses.


With legal action, you may find there comes a moment where you need to decide whether to accept a settlement or pursue legal action in court. At Flaxman Law Group, we help car accident survivors make these choices by explaining the value and strength of the case as well as relevant laws. If you’ve been injured in a car accident and want to pursue fair financial recovery, contact our family-based law firm for a free accident consultation. There is no obligation involved.

Settlements: A Faster Resolution

In a settlement, all parties involved in a car accident injury case agree to resolve the matter outside of court. This usually happens after negotiations between your legal representation and the insurance company or the at-fault party’s attorneys.

With a settlement, you may enjoy these advantages:

  • Settlements often conclude more quickly than trials, allowing you to receive compensation sooner.
  • Settlements provide a degree of certainty about the outcome, as both parties agree on the terms.
  • Avoiding a trial can save you legal fees and other related costs.
  • Settlements are private agreements, which means details of the case are not made public.

The strength of your case will determine whether the other party is willing to settle. The evidence and the insurance limits involved can also determine whether you can reach a settlement.

Settlement amounts can range from thousands to even millions of dollars. Working with an experienced car accident injury claims attorney in Hollywood or your community can help you determine how much your case may be worth, which can help you decide whether or not to accept a settlement offer.

Trial: Pursuing Justice in Court

If both parties can’t reach a settlement, your attorney may proceed to trial to seek compensation that way. Your lawyer will present evidence and arguments, and then a judge or jury will ultimately decide what your recovery will be, if any.

There are some benefits to pursuing justice through the courts:

  • Trials provide an opportunity to present your case to an impartial judge or jury so you can seek a fair resolution.
  • If the at-fault party is not offering a fair settlement, a trial can potentially result in higher compensation.
  • Trial outcomes can set legal precedent that may influence similar cases in the future.
  • Some car accident survivors feel that pursuing their case in court helps them achieve a sense of closure and justice.

Many car accident injury cases are resolved through settlements. However, if the parties cannot agree on who is at fault or the appropriate compensation, a trial may be necessary. In some situations, your attorney may suggest pursuing a case in court because their experience suggests it’s the best way to get fair compensation. This is especially the case if you have a strong case and your injuries are catastrophic.

Contacting Flaxman Law Group

Navigating the decision to settle or go to trial requires careful consideration. Your decision can affect your financial situation for years to come and can impact your ability to pay your bills. The family-run law firm of Flaxman Law Group has over 60 years of combined experience, including trial and negotiation experience. In fact, our father-son attorney team has experience on both sides of the aisle, having worked for insurers and now dedicating ourselves for the law. We know what strategies insurers use in the courtroom and at the negotiation table, allowing us to create an action plan for your financial recovery.

Our legal team has already recovered over $100 million on behalf of clients and we’re passionate about pursuing maximum financial compensation because we have seen the impact car accident injuries have on survivors’ lives. We want to pursue compensation that helps you pay for lost income, car repairs, medical bills, and the many other expenses you may face after a devastating crash.

The Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami offices of Flaxman Law Group are dedicated to offering no-cost, confidential consultations that come with no strings attached. If you’re been injured, just call us at 866-352-9626 for your free accident consultation.

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