What Happens If Your Personal Injury Case Settles?


Many personal injury cases are resolved with an insurance settlement. An insurance adjuster prefers to settle in exchange for your agreement not to sue. A settlement allows insurance companies to avoid the cost and publicity of a lawsuit in court.

You Can Receive Compensation Quicker if Your Personal Injury Case Settles

You typically receive compensation faster if your case settles. You do not have to wait for months or even years for the civil court system to resolve your case. You also save legal and court costs. Finally, if you agree to a settlement, you avoid the risk of receiving nothing in a verdict. Settling your case is an acceptable compromise for you and the at-fault party.

Make Sure You Are Comfortable with the Settlement

A personal injury lawyer from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can advise you on your legal options. You lose the right to pursue a lawsuit if you accept a settlement from the insurance company. That is why it is helpful to speak to a personal injury lawyer before sending and accepting a claim.

You Do Not Have to Accept the First Offer

  1. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC helps injured men and women recover the compensation they are entitled to receive. It is our experience that the first offer from an insurance company is low. The insurance adjuster knows you have expenses from your injury. You may be tempted to accept the first offer. However, you could short-change yourself if there are lingering or long-term physical or mental injuries.

A Personal Injury Lawyer Will Help You Maximize Potential Compensation

Some personal injury cases affect our clients for months or years. This is particularly true if they suffered:

Wrongful Death Cases May be Harder to Settle

No words or amount of compensation can replace a loved one. If a family member passed away from a personal injury, you may find it difficult to deal with an insurance company. A lawyer from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will be your legal advocate with your best interest in mind. You should not be forced into accepting a settlement that does not fully compensate for your loss.

Keep in Mind that a Wrongful Death Case Typically Involves:

  • Loss of companionship, guidance, and protection
  • Loss of income and other related benefits including annuities, insurance, and stock options
  • Medical costs until the time of passing
  • Funeral and burial expenses

There Is No Predetermined Amount in a Personal Injury Case Settlement

No matter how you were injured – car accident, medical malpractice, or slip and fall – each situation is unique. You and your personal injury lawyer should discuss how the accident affected your financial security. Typically, the kinds of damages that are included in a personal injury case are:

We Work on a Contingency Fee Basis Only

We are personal injury lawyers who work on a contingency fee basis

. You do not pay fees unless we can recover compensation for your injuries.

A Personal Injury Case Settlement Is Usually Private

If your personal injury case settles, you might be asked to sign a non-disclosure form. This is a legal document that prevents you from telling anyone about the terms, amount, or involved parties in the settlement. Do not post details about your case or settlement on social media or discuss it with anyone except your lawyer. If you violate this agreement, you could face legal action.

Look for a Personal Injury Law Firm with Proven Results

  1. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC has a team of lawyers, paralegals, and investigators who vigorously pursue compensation for injured and disabled people. While past performance does not guarantee future results, we promise to do all we can. If we cannot reach an acceptable settlement, then we will take your case to trial.

If you have questions about filing a personal injury claim or a settlement offer, please contact D. Miller & Associates, PLLC for a free case evaluation. Call (713) 850-8600.