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What are the Benefits of Settling a Slip and Fall Injury Claim?

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our slip and fall attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland work tirelessly for our clients to ensure they are aware of the benefits of accepting a negotiated financial settlement after an accident.

Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, the advantages of a settlement could outweigh the uncertainty of going to trial.

Our personal injury attorneys in Waldorf have successfully represented clients in both out-of-court settlement negotiations and at trial to establish a strong case that allows us to pursue the financial compensation necessary for them to get their lives back.

Before we can establish a successful case, we must provide our clients with the tools and resources they need to make informed decisions about the direction of their case.

We do so by outlining what each option might mean for their future.

What is a Negotiated Personal Injury Settlement?

A negotiated personal injury settlement essentially means the involved parties — including our injured client, our attorneys, and the at-fault party’s insurance provider and/or attorney — choose to avoid taking a case to trial by negotiating an agreeable settlement compensation amount that does not involve a judge or a jury.

During these negotiations, our personal injury lawyers in Waldorf will guide our clients through the process, advising what will make a fair resolution based on their unique needs. Should these negotiations break down, we will continue to fight for our clients inside the courtroom during a jury trial.

What are the Advantages of Accepting a Negotiated Personal Injury Settlement?

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our slip and fall attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland will outline each of our client’s unique advantages to accepting a negotiated personal injury settlement —when we believe it is the right decision.

The benefits of settling a personal injury claim out of court may include:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety of avoiding the uncertainty of a jury trial
  • Avoiding costly trial expenses of depositions, travel, and attorney fees, and the additional costs of partnering with experts to testify on our client’s behalf
  • Maintaining control over the outcome of the claim by finalizing settlement details behind closed doors
  • Keeping the details of the claim and the outcome private, off the public record

Settling your case will allow you to pay your medical bills, make up for lost wages, and help get your life back on track, so you can move forward with confidence.

What Are the Disadvantages of Accepting a Negotiated Personal Injury Settlement?

Negotiated out-of-court settlements have disadvantages that are potentially personal to our clients, as they often wonder what could have happened if we would have proceeded to trial.

Often clients feel unsatisfied by the unknown, thinking maybe their case could have been worth more if we would have gone to trial. That is something we will never know, but based on our experience, our settlement negotiations provide a fair and just outcome that is certain, whereas litigation can go either way.

Other times, our clients may believe the person responsible for their injuries or the loss of their loved one is being let off too easily if we do not go to trial. Again, with the unpredictable nature of jury trials, the at-fault party could walk away with a win, which would double our clients’ losses.

Contact Our Experienced Slip and Fall Attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland for a Free Consultation Today

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and would like to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent property owner liable for your losses, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys in Waldorf, Maryland at the Law Office of Robert Castro by calling (301) 870-1200 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case today.