If you have a civil case, such as one involving personal injury, wrongful death, or medical malpractice, that is going to court – or that is headed that way – having professional legal counsel on your side is always well advised. In fact, you need a dedicated civil litigation lawyer in Chicago who has ample experience successfully guiding cases like yours toward beneficial outcomes.
The vast majority of claims like yours are settled out of court, but if the insurance company that you filed the claim with – or the party whom you filed the case against – refuses to negotiate in good faith, it is very likely in your best interest to move forward with a lawsuit. It’s important to note, however, that filing a lawsuit and moving in the direction of going to trial does not mean that your case won’t settle prior to trial – in fact, most lawsuits do. One of the most important steps you can take to protect your legal rights and the legal compensation you seek is to prepare for trial with a seasoned civil litigation lawyer.
There are a series of stages in the litigation process that your case is likely to address, including:
At any point during the trial process, you and the other party can reach a mutually agreeable settlement. This means that your civil litigation lawyer will engage in negotiations with the other side, which may include mediation and/or a settlement conference with the judge. If, however, no settlement is ultimately forthcoming, you’ll proceed to court – where your savvy lawyer will skillfully advocate for your legal rights and for your case’s best possible resolution.
If someone else’s negligence leaves you with financial losses that are addressed by the law (called legal damages), your claim is very likely to settle out of court, but sometimes, civil litigation becomes the best option. The formidable civil litigation lawyers at Anspach Law Office in Chicago have a wealth of impressive experience successfully litigating cases like yours, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today.