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March 18, 2013

Personal Injury

Personal Injury Claims

What does it mean to settle a case?

Settling a case means that you agree to accept money in return for dropping your action against the person who injured you. You'll actually sign a release absolving the other side of any further liability. To help you decide whether to accept the settlement offer, your lawyer will be able to provide a realistic assessment of whether a lawsuit based on your claim will be successful. (Settlement also can take place at any point in a lawsuit once it is filed, including before trial or even after a case has been tried but before a jury reaches a verdict.) The decision to accept a settlement offer is yours, not the lawyer's.

>>What is a typical personal injury case?
>>Is there any other basis for personal injury besides negligence?
>>What happens if I file a lawsuit?
>>What will I get if I win my case?
>>What does it mean to settle a case?
>>Will the person who caused my injury get punished?
>>Does a personal injury lawsuit have to be filed within a certain amount of time?

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