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Will My Car Accident Case Go to Trial?

Even if negotiations with the insurance company fail to bring you the result you need after a car accident, and you decide to pursue a personal injury claim in court to obtain fair compensation, it is unlikely your car accident case will proceed all the way to trial. In most cases, the insurance company or at-fault party will seek a settlement in order to avoid the risks and legal costs associated with trial, and depending on the facts of your case, a settlement may be in your best interest as well. However, there are some cases that do go to trial. And the most important thing you want to do is hire the best attorney for the job if that ends up happening. (The KWFDM legal team has significant experience in taking cases to trial and winning. See one of our recent wins here.)

Reasons to Settle Your Car Accident Case

Generally, settlements are less time consuming, less expensive, and less risky than trial. Trials are also stressful. You may be subjected to examination and cross-examination on the witness stand, and your character may even be called into question. With a settlement, an agreement is negotiated, the insurance company pays you compensation for your damages that you find acceptable, and the matter is concluded.

Most Car Accident Cases Settle, but Some Do Go to Trial

If the insurance company chooses not to treat you fairly, it may be necessary to provide the insurer with more information to back up your position, and to obtain more information about the insurance company’s position as well. The best way to get this information is typically through filing a personal injury lawsuit.

During the ensuing litigation process, we will be able to obtain further information from the insurance company or at-fault party—now the defendant.  We will also we share information that the defense is entitled to so they may, hopefully, evaluate your claim fairly. This may include pictures, witness statements, video of the accident, evidence of your injuries and medical treatment, or property damage information. Once both sides have all necessary and available information to thoroughly evaluate the claim and its merit, we will again try to agree on a settlement amount. It some cases when we cannot resolve issues through direct negotiation, a mediator may be used to facilitate our discussions.

If the defense still fails to treat your car accident claim reasonably and fails to offer you a fair settlement amount, we are prepared to try the case in front of a judge or jury to obtain compensation on your behalf.  Many times, even if the case actually proceeds to trial, the case may still settle before a final verdict or judgment is rendered.

Contact KWFDM in Atlanta for Guidance after a Car Accident

Our attorneys can help you determine your best course of action after sustaining an injury in a vehicle accident. Please contact our offices in Atlanta at (404) 460-0101 for more information about our services, and to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your options for recovering compensation.

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I was in a head-on collision last year that put me in a wheelchair with a fractured femur. I needed an attorney and my cousin recommended this firm because he had used Briant Mildenhall for his accident. I was glad I called Briant because he always did what he said he would do and kept me informed. We settled with the insurance company and I'm happy with the result. If someone I know needs an attorney, I will tell them to call Briant because he will get the job done. Michael G.
After a head–on collision I had extremely serious injuries to my back and neck, and some internal injuries. I was airlifted to the hospital and started a huge amount of medical expenses accumulating. I hired a lawyer recommended by a friend but I was not satisfied. My cousin told me about this firm so I talked to Briant Mildenhall about handling the case. I was at ease from the get–go. Briant kept me informed all the way through, was always reassuring and did everything he said he would do. He helped us get the money we needed to get the treatment we needed. Briant was fantastic! Ronda W. (Car Accident)
I was in a car accident that was complicated from the start. I looked on the internet and called a few different lawyers but they turned me down after they heard my story. When I called this firm Lyn Dodson asked me to talk to her in person. I met with Lyn and Rob Katz and after hearing my story they were confident I had a case. They vigorously pursued my case and over time we built a trusting relationship. Lyn even took time to help me with the traffic issues and other aspects of the case. They were always on my side and talked to me about the advantages and disadvantages of my options... Robert W. (Car Accident)
After my car accident, I was looking for an attorney and came across the name Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. My intuition told me to call. I called in and Briant Mildenhall talked to me. He was very clear and honest about my options. As the case went forward, Briant and the staff at the law office always answered my questions right away. I was very confident in Briant's legal ability. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Mildenhall and the firm to anyone who needs an attorney. Antonio J. (Car Accident)
I would recommend the law firm of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. Lyn Dodson was my attorney after my auto accident. I had confidence in her legal abilities and experience. She did a very good job for me. She was always there to answer the many questions I asked. The firm is very professional. Lyn always gave you her undivided attention. The firm, especially Lyn, worked with you like a long time friend. Joe B. (Auto Accident)
I am 100% satisfied. I called Rob the day after the accident. Everything he said that would happen did, every step of the way. He went beyond what we needed him to do. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Steve H.
Robert Katz isn't your average personal injury lawyer. He has specialized knowledge and experience that the others don't. Timothy W. (Trucking Accident)
I have nothing but good and positive things to say about Rob. One of the unique things about my case was that I was involved in a bicycle accident with another biker. He took an unorthodox case between two bicycle riders and he could see the logic and liability in it. I was very happy with the result. Rodney H. (Bicycle Accident)
We just loved him to death. He acted like he cared about us, not just our case. He kept us posted on everything. He even called us on Sundays to update us. My case involved a rear-end collision where I had herniated disks and I had had a prior back injury. Complicated as it was, we were very happy with the outcome. Kathy H. (Car accident)
Throughout the course of my case, Mr. Katz kept me informed about its status, returned my telephone calls and was very attentive to my needs and concerns. Simply put, he cared not just about my case, but about me. Joseph B.
I was, and still am, extremely satisfied with Rob's work and with the outcome of my case. Rob strives to be there for his clients, and I was no exception...I would happily recommend Rob to anyone who is seeking legal assistance after suffering a severe injury. Joey E.
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