How Does a Verdict Differ from a Settlement in South Florida?

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A verdict is a judgment or decision in a court proceeding. A judge or jury issues a verdict after a trial. A settlement is a voluntary and binding resolution or agreement between two parties, without input from the court. Both have results that are legally binding and both will likely require the involvement of highly competent attorneys. Indeed, many times a verdict comes about after a failure to reach a settlement in one of the pre-trial stages, but this is not always the case. Verdicts tend to be made public, while those drafting settlements have the option to maintain a level of privacy and/or secrecy. Of course, each will depend on the circumstances of your unique case. Please read on, then contact an experienced Miami-Dade County personal injury attorney to learn whether a verdict is better than a settlement in South Florida.

Is a verdict preferable to a settlement in South Florida?

That all hinges on the unique circumstances of your personal injury case. All that being said, you might want to take a particularly strong claim to court, because it has the potential of securing more compensation. Insurance companies will always try to cheat you of what you may be entitled to. However, in a trial,  a jury may be more sympathetic to your plight and award you a much larger sum. That is not to say that a settlement does not have its advantages. A successful verdict often takes months or even years, accruing expenses up to the final day in court. On the other hand, a settlement can get you some compensation sooner. If you feel that your case isn’t quite strong enough to bring to trial, you might opt for a settlement.

Before you make any major decisions, you should strongly consider speaking with Scott Aigen, Esq. to discuss the specifics of your case and tailor your strategy accordingly.

How can Scott Aigen, Esq. help you?

Though the outcome of your case is by no means guaranteed, Scott Aigen has obtained record amounts of compensation on behalf of his clients. He knows what makes for a compelling case to bring to court and what might be better if settled. Whichever option you choose, he will fight to the bitter end to bring you a favorable outcome. If this process intimidates you, please give us a call today.

Contact a Miami-Dade County, Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been seriously injured as a result of negligence, or your loved one lost his or her life due to the negligence of another, you need an aggressive legal team you can depend on. No matter the origin of the injury at hand, our firm has the resources to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim and win you the compensation you need. Contact us at Aigen Law Firm today to schedule your free case evaluation.