When you are injured in a car accident, one of the first concerns that come to mind is who is liable. Many car accident cases are cut and dry and do not go to trial, where liability is straightforward. However, your car accident case may go to trial when a dispute over who is liable arises.
Many car accident claims are settled between the parties outside of court and generally do not need legal representation. Settling outside of court has many benefits. Settling takes less time, and you receive your money quicker than going to court. It also requires less money.
Going to court has its benefits as well. You may receive more compensation in a court case than in settling. However, you also put yourself at risk of getting sued. You also are at risk of not receiving any compensation at all.
Why Do Car Accident Cases Go to Trial?
There are a few reasons why an accident case would go to trial, including:
- No resolution: You may end up in court if both sides cannot come up with a resolution, which is usually the main reason why car accident cases go to court in the first place.
- Dispute over facts: Another reason an accident claim goes to trial is when both sides cannot agree on the facts, especially when there is a disagreement on who should bear the responsibility. If someone is accused of being liable for an accident, they will likely not want to pay for anything.
- Non-economic damages: Economic damages are tangible and have a number attached to them, such as medical bills, lost wages, or property damage costs. However, non-economic damages are intangible and do not have an exact value to them. They also vary from case to case. When there is a dispute on how much non-economic damages should cost or if they should even exist in a case, the person will likely go to trial.
Our Loveland Car Accident Lawyers at Wolterman Law Office Can Help You
Whether you settle outside of court with an insurance company or decide to sue the at-fault party, you need the best legal team to guide you through the process. Speak with our Loveland car accident lawyers at Wolterman Law Office to learn more about your potential options. Call us at 513-488-1135 or fill out our online form for a free consultation. We are located in Loveland, Ohio, and we serve clients in Hamilton County, Fairfield, Norwood, and Forest Park.