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In a personal injury case in Warrenton, VA, what is the purpose of an out of court settlement?

An out of court settlement is one way for both sides in a personal injury case to resolve a legal matter. When you have been seriously injured and you are looking to be compensated, contact an accident attorney in Warrenton. 

Some personal injury cases will require going to court. This is when a settlement cannot be agreed upon.  Although going to court will lead to a final resolution, it isn’t always the best option. Settling out of court takes a lot less time than a trial. It also costs much less money. 

There are different methods that can be used to settle a case out of court. One way is through traditional negotiation. These typically involve one-on-one discussions with the insurance company representatives or attorneys. 

Another method used to settle disputes out of court is mediation. When you cannot negotiate a settlement, mediation allows a neutral third party, the mediator, to work with both sides. The mediator cannot come to any decisions, but they can help guide you toward a solution. 

Arbitration is yet another method to settle disputes out of court that is very similar to mediation. However, in arbitration, the third party (arbitrator) can and will make a legally binding decision. This is a form of litigation that is one step below going to court. 

To learn more about the legal options available, you should contact an experienced accident attorney. They will evaluate the details of your case to determine which method of settlement would be best. 

Contacting an Accident Attorney in Warrenton 

Contact Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas to learn more about the legal actions you may be able to take next. Our law firm handles injury and accident cases for those who reside in Front Royal, Culpeper, Warrenton and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free consultation at 540-341-0007.

 

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Andrew Thomas is an experienced civil litigation attorney in Virginia and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.