Will I Have To Go To Court For My Accident Claim?

Will My Accident Claim Go To Court?

Will I Have To Go To Court For My Accident Claim?Are You Worried That Your Claim Could Go To Court?

Many people can be nervous or concerned that their car accident claim could end up in Court.  The thought of that can be very stressful for them.

If you have been involved in an accident and are considering making a claim, you may be wondering whether you will have to go to court. The good news is that the vast majority of personal injury claims are settled outside of court.

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Out of Court Settlement

Will I Have To Go To Court For My Accident Claim?

Most accident claims are settled outside of the courtroom through negotiations. This procedure entails discussions and agreements between the parties involved. This method allows for a faster resolution without the need for a formal trial.

At McGee Solicitors, we are specialist personal injury solicitors. We have helped many people who have been in an accident due to someone else’s negligence get the compensation they deserve.

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Advantages of Avoiding Court

Obtaining an out-of-court settlement usually results in a faster resolution. Court cases can sometimes drag on for months. Negotiating an agreement, on the other hand, allows the parties involved to settle the matter more quickly.

Out-of-court settlements are frequently more cost-effective because they reduce the financial burden on all parties involved. For those involved, court appearances can be emotionally draining. Outside of court, negotiating a settlement reduces the stress and emotional strain associated with formal legal proceedings, fostering a more amicable resolution.

Instances when you Could end up in Court

While many cases are resolved outside of court, disputes over liability or the extent of damages can arise. In these instances, court intervention may be necessary to make a final determination. However, even in disputed cases, efforts are often made to settle before reaching the trial stage.

In situations where parties cannot reach a settlement through negotiation, a court proceeding may become necessary. Nevertheless, this is typically a last resort, and various attempts are made to explore settlement options before resorting to litigation.

The Importance of Legal Representation

Having legal representation can be pivotal in ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve for your personal injury claim. A good solicitor can help you navigate the complex legal system and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process.

Having legal representation is crucial for many reasons. A solicitor plays a pivotal role in ensuring you comprehend your legal rights and obligations, especially in cases where the legal system is unfamiliar, or the situation is complex. We can guide you through the legal process, aiding in case preparation.

We will act as your advocate, representing you in court, presenting your case in the best light, and providing guidance on the legal process, ensuring you are well-prepared and informed about what to expect.

If you require legal representation then contact us today on 028 9039 4131 for professional help or send a Free Enquiry now.

How Can We Help?

Will I Have To Go To Court For My Accident Claim?Our dedicated team is ready to assist you in navigating the legal procedures and obtaining the financial support you need. Contact us immediately for a free consultation and let us fight for your rights while you focus on your health.

We will work with you to ensure you receive the appropriate compensation, providing guidance throughout the process and keeping you updated at all times.

Our commitment to providing quality service to our clients is vital, and we will go to great lengths to ensure the success of your claim.

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Why Choose Us?

At McGee Solicitors client satisfaction is our top priority. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about our services:

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‘’I highly recommend this law firm! They are very friendly and approachable and will deal with any issue efficiently. You will not get a better, more informative or professional service.’’

Choosing McGee Solicitors means you’ll have a dedicated team of professionals on your side, ready to assist you with your accident claim.

We offer a free consultation during which you can explore your issue without expense or commitment. Please call 028 9039 4131 for professional help or send a Enquiry Form. We’re here to protect your rights and make sure your voice is heard throughout the process.

Free Consultation

Our primary goal during our initial consultation is to understand your concerns and thoroughly evaluate the details of your case. Because of this comprehensive approach, we are able to provide you with expert advice that is precisely tailored to your specific circumstances.

This consultation is free of charge and without obligation, reflecting our commitment to making legal advice available to all without regard for financial constraints. Throughout the claims process, our commitment to providing the highest level of service and support remains priority.

Our specialist team is here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring that your best interests are prioritised and advocated for with diligence and expertise.

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Why is My Car Accident Claim Going to Court?

To give you an idea of why a case would go to Court there are two main issues that can be disputed and which lead to a case going to Court.

The first one is liability or responsibility for who is at fault in an accident. This is basically an argument as to who caused the accident.

For example, if you are in a vehicle which is hit to the rear it is obvious who is at fault and who is responsible, it is the vehicle that has driven into the back of you.

However, if it is an accident which has occurred on a tight country road, or on a roundabout with two vehicles both on the roundabout at the same time, saying that the other has entered their lane, then that is an example of a case which could go to Court to try and resolve who is at fault and for a Judge to make a decision. It may be that you have to give evidence as to what happened in the accident and who was in the wrong in that accident.

The second element of a claim that can be disputed is what is known as “quantum”. This is basically the value or the amount of your compensation claim. This is very often a dispute between doctors as to the seriousness of your injuries. In those circumstances you may have to give evidence to describe your injuries and the seriousness of them.

Will I Have To Go To Court For My Accident Claim?Accident Compensation Settlement

It is very common that an insurance company will make an offer of compensation before the case goes to Court. This is because if the case does go to Court and the insurance company lose, then it may cost them more. Often, they make a settlement offer beforehand to try and keep the costs at a level that they are happy with.

Some solicitors who do not specialise in personal injury claims may tell you that you will have to go to Court for your personal injury claim but this is not right. If you are in an accident then it is very important that you speak to a solicitor who has experience and specialises in accident and injury claims.

We offer a free consultation in which you will be able to speak to us and discuss your claim and also discuss any concerns you have about making a claim.

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Do You Have Concerns About Going to Court?

It is very common that one of the concerns that people might have is about having to go to Court and speaking in public and being asked questions by a barrister about the accident or about their injuries. This is naturally something that you may find stressful or be worried about. It is therefore very important that you talk to us about these concerns if you have been in an accident and have been injured, but you do not want to make a claim because you are scared of going to Court then it is important to talk to us and get some advice as to what your options are.

If you are very scared about going to Court then let us know and we will do everything that we can to make sure that your case does not end up in Court, and that we get a compensation settlement before the case goes anywhere near Court.

It is also common in accident claims for a case to be “listed for hearing” which means that a date for the hearing has been arranged. Often people think that that means that the case is definitely going to go ahead and they will have to speak in Court. Again, that is not the case very often an insurance company will make a compensation proposal at the last minute and the case will settle without anyone having to speak in Court and give evidence.

The Details That Are Reviewed When A Case is Considered for Court

However, if it is necessary for your case to go to Court we will ensure that every detail of your case is properly investigated and looked into and that the best experts available are used to fight your case. This can be an engineer who can deal with the layout of a junction if you have been involved in a car accident, or if you have been in a work accident we can get a health and safety expert to look at the personal protective equipment that you may have used. All of these experts are crucial in ensuring that your case is as prepared as possible and to give you the best chance of succeeding in getting a good compensation settlement.

Other experts we use are medical experts who can describe and detail your injuries and also the timeline for your recovery. Again, as experts in this area of law we make sure that we engage with experts and obtain medical reports to ensure that every part of your injury claim is fully investigated and is put forward to the insurance company. This will ensure that you get the maximum compensation that you are entitled to.

If it is unavoidable that your case is going to go to Court then we will ensure that your case is as well prepared as possible. We have helped many people whose cases have gone to Court and have been fought by an insurance company and we have won. We will be able to give you good advice as to what a Court hearing entails.  What what it will actually be like to go through that experience so that you are fully prepared for that.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or need any advice after being in an accident, you want to discuss whether you case might go to Court, call us on 028 9039 4131 or email us on info@mcgeesolicitors.co.uk or Make An Online Enquiry.

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