When you are looking for a local attorney to take your case, you are probably doing a bit of research before calling. You may start looking at their website to see past client testimonials and past judgments and settlement amounts. But what exactly do those mean? At the Dashner Law Firm, we always want our clients to be fully informed about the legal process, including settlements. Here is what recent settlements say about an attorney.
The Number Is Not Everything
When you are looking at recent settlements that an attorney has made on behalf of a client, you need to realize that the numbers don’t always tell the whole story. When you look at judgment numbers, you may get a false sense of how much your case is worth. The court awards judgments based on many factors in a case including:
- Severity of the injuries
- Medical bills
- Lasting disability
- Pain and suffering
- Lost Wages
There are many calculators online that can estimate what you could receive for your claim. It is important to remember that these are just guesses, and no one will be able to predict with total certainty how much your judgment or settlement will be. An experienced attorney can make an assessment. That is why it is important to speak with one about your case before accepting any settlement.
Settling Is Not Giving Up
The important thing to remember when you are pursuing a personal injury case is that a settlement is not giving up. Sometimes it makes much better financial sense to settle rather than continue to trial. Trials are very stressful, time-consuming, and expensive. Talk at length with your attorney before deciding to reject or accept any settlement offer.
If you need assistance with your case, call the experienced attorneys at the Dashner Law Firm. Call 972-793-8989 or 817-864-9980 to schedule your initial consultation.