Recently on the blog, we discussed the settlement negotiation process. Aggressively negotiating a potential resolution to your personal injury claim can be an important way not only to seek the compensation you deserve but also to gauge the strength of your case if it has to go to trial. Oftentimes during settlement negotiations, the parties will lay out their case and why they think they can win at trial. So, even if you plan on settling your personal injury claim in Florida you should prepare for those negotiations like you plan to head to trial.
This means a couple of things. First, it means that you need to have a firm grasp of the evidence that supports your claim as well as the evidence that damages your case. Second, you need to have a realistic expectation about the strength of your case. Here, having a solid understanding of the law and how it applies to your unique set of circumstances can give you a pretty clear indication of your likelihood of success if you were to go to trial.
Of course, these are just two of the many considerations you need to make before sitting down at the negotiation table. Other considerations may include your desire to see the matter through a contentious trial in front of a jury and the financial value of the damages that have been inflicted upon you.
If you find yourself quickly overwhelmed when considering these matters, don't worry. Most people don't know how to represent themselves effectively in personal injury lawsuits. This is why skilled legal professionals, like those at Michael L. Morgan Law Group, stand ready to assist by building cases when appropriate with sound legal arguments and presenting the best evidence available all in hopes of maximizing the recovery of compensation, whether that be through negotiation or litigation.