Why Do Most Personal Injury Cases Settle?
The vast majority of personal injury claims settle to save time and money, and to avoid the risks of trial.
By Curtis Lee | Updated by Dan Ray for NOLO.com
Of the hundreds of thousands of personal injury claims pending at any time, only a small fraction—maybe one out of ten—will actually end up in a trial. Stated a bit differently, the overwhelming majority of personal injury claims settle. Why is that?
Filing a lawsuit (or defending a lawsuit) and going to court can be time-consuming, risky, and expensive. These factors and more mean there are lots of good reasons to settle your injury claim. Let’s explore several of them.
Avoiding the Risks of a Lawsuit; Saving Money; Saving Time
Reducing Workload; Privacy; Avoiding Additional Stress;
Not Having to Admit Liability