Why do most personal injury lawsuits in Massachusetts settle out of court?
Canton, MA – When you’re injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, say a car crash, everyone around you will tell you to get a lawyer and sue the person or entity who did that to you. For some people, the prospect of getting a personal injury lawyer and going to trial can seem quite daunting. What people don’t know is that almost all personal injury claims never make it to trial and are settled out of court. A 2005 study revealed that 95% of all personal injury claims filed in the US are settled in the pre-trial phase. A more recent DOJ study showed that 97% of claims are settled out of court. The main reason why most claims are settled is that no one, including your lawyer, wants to waste time and money by going to court.
If you’ve been injured in any type of accident in Massachusetts you may be wondering why you should hire a lawyer if your case will never make it to court. The answer is simple – you’ll need experienced Massachusetts personal injury lawyers to tell you how much your claim is worth and make sure you get a fair settlement.