We are glad you have joined us for our personal injury blog. We hope you find it entertaining and informative. Our lawyers are always ready to meet you and answer your questions, so feel free to call on us. In this edition and installment we provide a summary and overview to answer the often asked question, “Will I have to go to court for my personal injury and accident case?” Again, the following material is a general response to the question. We encourage you to discuss this with your attorney. In every case a strategic decision should be made about the best way to proceed on your behalf.
Most personal injury and accident claims are settled without the necessity of filing a lawsuit requiring you to appear in court. However, many personal injury and accident cases require the filing of a lawsuit in an effort to prove and demonstrate liability, injuries, damages, overcome any defenses, add value to your case, maximize recovery and facilitate healing. Many of these cases are settled without requiring your appearance in court. Some cases require going to trial. The goal of your case should be maximum recovery and healing. This should be addressed with your attorney.
As a general rule, product liability, automobile wreck, premise liability and industrial accident and workplace injury cases involving serious catastrophic injury and death require the filing of a lawsuit to build your case in an effort to achieve your goals of maximum recovery and healing. In the majority of personal injury and accident claims, maximum recovery and healing can be achieved without filing a lawsuit and going to court. Further, many cases that require the filing of a lawsuit and litigation in an effort to achieve your goals of maximum recovery and healing can be resolved without your appearance in court. In some cases, after filing a lawsuit, litigation and once your case has been prepared for trial, a settlement can be reached that is consistent with your goals of maximum recovery and healing at mediation or in some other forum. Still, other cases must go to trial in an effort to achieve your goals of maximum recovery and healing.
Your case must be review, analyzed and prepared with an action plan to achieve your goals of maximum recovery and healing. Accordingly, your plan should be formulated, conveyed and explained to you by and executed by attorney on your behalf. Our lawyers take pride in formulating, conveying, explaining and executing the best action plan for your claim or case in an effort to achieve your goals of maximum recovery and healing. Your case is too important for you to be left in the dark about the strategic decisions like if and when to file a lawsuit and go to court. We are more than happy to discuss this with you, so feel free to contact us with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Aaron Gartlan is a graduate of Troy University and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law who focuses his practice exclusively on representing those injured by the wrongdoing of others. He is member of the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition to his legal practice, Aaron teaches Business Law as an adjunct instructor at Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business and serves as a field artillery sergeant in the Alabama National Guard.