Should You File a Lawsuit?
When you are injured in a car wreck, some people think you should immediately
file a lawsuit. However, there are other, potentially more profitable
solutions which your personal injury lawyer could pursue. While lawsuits
can be very effective, they can also be expensive and reduce the money
you receive. During trial, you can spend tons of money on trial expenses.
As an attorney, I enjoy trials, especially jury trials. But it's simply
not always in the best interest of my client to have a trial. Before going
to trial or even filing the lawsuit, there other alternatives and paths
to consider which can result in higher payouts for my injured clients.
As an auto accident lawyer, I want my clients to get as much money possible
to help them in their situation. Therefore, I usually attempt to settle
our cases against the insurance companies. This could mean arbitration
or mediation. Arbitration involves an out of court "judge" deciding
the case in a more informal setting. Mediation involves utilizing a third
party to serve as a "mediator" to help find a resolution to
Before the case is settled, it's nice to have the threat of a lawsuit
looming over the insurance company or the wrongdoers head as this can
greatly impact the settlement prospects for the case. Alas, bad faith
claims are always a deterrent for insurance companies who don't want
to fairly settle a case. Additionally, if the insurance company isn't
dealing fairly, you may be able to file a complaint with your state's
insurance department. The following are the links for
If you have been seriously injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle wreck,
consult with an experienced automobile accident attorney from our personal
injury firm. We have helped many clients throughout Missouri and Kansas.