Hiring the Right Person For the Job
The repercussions of a personal injury accident are two-fold: Not only does the injury cause direct harm to person or property, but it also creates a layer of financial stress that clouds a person’s entire life until it’s dealt with.
Headed by attorney Jean Fischer, Lakepoint Law provides sensitive, compassionate legal counsel and aggressive representation.
With nearly thirty years as a litigator, advocate, and mediator, Jean has dealt with virtually every kind of personal injury case, pushed through precedent, and learned to navigate the choppy seas of civil procedure.
Here are some of the most common accidents requiring representation:
How Does a Settlement Work?
Following an accident, injured parties have the legal right to sue for the physical and non-physical injuries sustained. Much of the time, this is handled by insurance companies. In fact, it’s the main reason why insurance companies exist at all.
To save on legal fees and time spent in court, insurance companies (or the at-fault party) will propose an amount they’d be willing to pay to settle the case.
While litigation may ultimately be the best option, settlement often presents a more practical opportunity for an injured person to end a legal case quickly, and receive appropriate compensation for their injuries
Choosing to Settle or Not
The decision to settle outside of court is important and, and ultimately falls on the injured party to decide. An attorney can provide the expert guidance to make sure all possibilities are being considered, but ultimately it’s up to the injured party to decide the best course of action.
Here are some of the reasons why people may choose settlement:
High Legal Fees
The cost of pursuing a case through all levels of a typical civil case can be prohibitively expensive and may outweigh the potential compensatory award.
The longer and more complex a court case becomes, the less certain the outcome. In exchange for accepting an amount that may be less than what could be won after a lengthy court process, settling removes the uncertainty and offers a guarantee of compensation.
For clients seeking the fastest turnaround possible, working to settle may be advisable. That’s because unlike cases that are highly litigated, the entire case can be negotiated in a much shorter timeframe.
Legal Expertise No Matter What
Whether you choose settlement or to pursue a legal case all the way, Lakepoint Law Firm can offer honest legal counsel to help make the best decision for your future.
For cases we accept, we work on a contingency basis which means if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. We can typically offer same-day appointments, including after-hours on evenings and weekends.
If you’re in the hospital or at home, we can come to you. And the case evaluation is always free.