What is a Settlement?

Settlements are very common with personal injury claims. A settlement simply means that both parties agree to a fair compensation without the court system being involved. Reaching a settlement without a qualified lawyer can be difficult, especially when negotiating or debating over a fair settlement price. In many cases, it is to your advantage to settle. If a case is brought to trial, court fees and legal dues tend to grow as the process takes more time. The longer a case is drawn out, the more it will cost. Generally speaking, when a personal injury claim goes in front of judge or jury it is because neither party is able to agree on a fair settlement.

If a case must go to court you are in good hands. Our lawyers have been recognized as some of the finest trial lawyers in the land. A personal injury lawyer can discuss your settlement options with you and consult with experts and other parties to determine a fair compensation price for your claim. Should the case need to go to trial, we will be seeking the absolute maximum possible, and are very talented and accomplished trial lawyers.

Each claim is different and throughout our legal career we have represented clients in hundreds of cases. We know what to look for and how to properly evaluate and price a case. Our firm will work directly with you and the other party to determine a fair price for your injuries. We have successfully won millions of dollars for our clients and our goal is to receive the maximum amount of compensation for you. These successes have landed us awards such as “Super Lawyers,” “Top Lawyers” in Corporate Counsel and “Washington’s Top Lawyers” to name but a few. These accolades have been achieved through our aggressive representation of northern Virginian citizens and their injuries.

At Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan we are dedicated to pursuing the compensation you really deserve. If you believe your case should be taken to trial then we will weigh that option and its facts to determine if that is the right choice for your claim. We do not rule anything out. Deciding what route to take can be difficult, and a knowledgeable firm with seasoned experience in the Virginia legal system is a necessity when deciding whether to settle in your case.

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