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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
If you file a personal injury lawsuit in SC after being injured in a car accident, your case probably will not go to trial – but, you and your attorney must be prepared and ready to try your case.
Insurance companies will usually settle out of court, and, if you are lucky – very lucky – they might make an early offer that’s fair and fully compensates you.
It’s more likely, though, that the insurance company will try to settle for as little money as possible. Unfortunately, many car crash victims accept the first offer the insurance company makes, and this leaves them struggling to come up with the money to pay their mounting medical bills, make up for their lost earnings, and repair or replace their vehicle.
You don’t have to do this. If the insurance company tries to shortchange you in a settlement, your SC personal injury attorney should be ready to take them to trial. That’s the last thing insurance companies want because they know that 1) trials cost money; and 2) if a jury determines that they are liable, the damages may be significantly more than they offered as a settlement.
Make no mistake – taking your case to trial will not be a pleasant experience.
Preparing for a trial is stressful. Sitting in a courtroom when you could be resting and healing is stressful. Although many car wreck trials take only a few days, it could go on for weeks in a complex case.
You could lose the trial – jurors are unpredictable. On the other hand, you could win a landmark, record verdict – and then wait years to get paid as your case makes its way through the appellate courts.
Despite all of this, if the defendant or their insurance company does not pay, trial may be the only option for you to get paid full and fair compensation.
Here is a quick summary of what will happen if your case goes to trial:
Your Myrtle Beach auto accident lawyer on the Axelrod team will work hard to settle your car wreck case and ensure that you are fully compensated, but, when the insurance company does not pay, we are also going to be ready for trial. Call today at 843-353-3449 or fill out our contact form to set up a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
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