Do I have to sue the other party after a wreck?

You have a NOT to sue!!
 
Wait...did they really say that? 
 
Yes, we did! 
 
You have the right not to sue in your personal injury case. And more often than not, it’s best you only take your case to court when you absolutely have to because the other side or their insurance company is refusing to pay. 
 
This is true even if you were seriously injured and not at fault. Why? 
 
First of all, going to court is no guarantee of maximizing what you receive.  And in many circumstances, going to court may actually reduce the total reward you receive because costs are increased. 
 
Secondly, taking your case to trial will involve a lot of stress and time lost, and may even result in additional legal fees to prepare and represent your case that exceed any additional reward you receive. 
 
So we always make sure to advise you on the full cost of going to trial vs. settling before deciding to go to court. 
 
And lastly, some personal injury attorneys simply love to go to court to be in the limelight, garner press for their firm, or worse, simply to satisfy their egos. But that strategy can put your reward at risk entirely! 
 
We always advise clients to settle and move on with their life whenever fair compensation is being offered.

Of course, should liable parties refuse to pay fair damages, we’re ready to go to trial to defend your just compensation. But in the vast majority of cases, this simply isn’t necessary.
 
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to let us know. Call us at 985-240-9773.
 

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Loyd J. Bourgeois
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