What is an out of court settlement?

When you agree to an out of court settlement for your Georgia personal injury claim you are choosing to avoid taking your case to trial. In an out of court settlement no judge or jury will be present in the decision process of your Georgia personal injury claim.

An out of court settlement is also known as a negotiated settlement and involves both parties, as well as their attorneys and, in some cases, a conflict mediator. There are advantages and disadvantages to the out of court settlement process and many reasons why either party may seek this type of resolution.

In some cases, one or more parties may wish to keep the details of the Georgia personal injury claim private and out of court records. Out of court settlements also result in lower legal fees and negate court fees, so they may allow for a more substantial settlement amount to the plaintiff.

When you are unsure about whether an out of court settlement is appropriate for your Georgia personal injury claim, you should consult with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.

Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation for which you may be eligible, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury claim.