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Will I Have to Go to Trial to Collect the Money I Deserve, or Can We Settle Out of Court?


Not all cases end up going to court. In fact, many Indiana car accident attorneys are able to achieve a settlement for their clients before trial.

Why Would You Go to Court?

You will never be forced to go to court, but your attorney will be honest with you and let you know if he or she believes you have a better chance of receiving a fair settlement if you go to court. You may need to prepare for trial if:

  • The claims adjuster can’t get approval for a large enough payout to reasonably cover your damages
  • A settlement has been offered, but you and your attorney believe the offer is not fair and reasonable

Even if you don’t want to go to trial, it’s important to hire an experienced trial attorney from the beginning. If you hire a trial attorney, this shows your insurance company that you are ready and willing to go to court if you need to in order to get the settlement you deserve. Insurance companies don’t want to go to court, which is why they prefer working with attorneys who rarely take cases to trial. Hiring a trial attorney means your attorney can use going to trial as leverage during your out-of-court settlement negotiations because they know the insurance company wants to avoid the expense of taking your case to court.

Help from an Indiana Car Accident Attorney

If you decide to deal with the insurance company on your own, they may not work with you because they’ll be convinced you’re not planning on taking them to court. However, if you hire an experienced Indiana car accident attorney who isn’t afraid to go to court, you may see your insurance company suddenly become much more cooperative. Call Hensley Legal Group today for a free consultation or contact us online.