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Trial Or Settlement?
Taking a case all the way to trial or receiving an out-of-court settlement is one of the first things tabled by new clients, usually during the initial free consultation that we offer. People come to us with very different hopes and expectations and they’re often emotionally charged following an accident through no fault of their own.
But taking a case to trial in North Carolina carries with it the risk of falling foul of North Carolina’s ‘contributory negligence’ law. Assuming that you, as the plaintiff, have been injured in some way by the defendant in the case, the defendant’s attorney will look to prove that you were in some way responsible for what happened to you – and if the jury agrees, your claim for damages can result in the total loss of any financial compensation.
So consider the options available to you carefully and make sure you heed the advice of your personal injury attorney, as he or she has been there before and can assess the likely outcome of a case going to trial, without being hindered by the raw emotion that you might be feeling. Learn more about your options and what you should consider before making a decision – taking a case to trial versus accepting an out-of-court settlement.
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OUR ADVICE TO YOU:
It’s often the case that the outcome of an accident or injury claim can hinge on the smallest of details. While it may seem appealing to try to handle a case on your own, it’s rare that acting independently of a lawyer will yield the best results for the plaintiff. Therefore, whilst we encourage you to read the useful articles at our website, we strongly recommend that you seek sound legal advice before attempting to deal with any type of accident or injury claim on your own.