In most Los Angeles personal injury cases, a settlement is reached without having to go to court and present your case to a judge and jury. One reason for this is because insurance companies do not want to receive bad publicity in the media. If your case were to go to court, the media might discover the story and have it end up as the top item in the news. Negative publicity can drastically sway public opinion about a business, and could result in losing customers, which directly affects their revenues. As a result, insurance companies would much rather try to come to an amicable settlement to close your case and keep it out of the media.
However, even though insurance companies are motivated for reaching settlements quickly, you should never attempt to come to an agreement without the help of your local Los Angeles personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies have large legal tomes and multiple lawyers on their side providing them legal opinions, information, and how best to precede in your case, so you need to have the same type of representation and resources to protect your interests. Additionally, without the proper legal representation, the insurance company may pressure you into accepting a much lower settlement than you are legally entitled to seek.
Retaining a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer is not difficult, especially if you seek help from Madison Law Group. We offer free consultations to discuss your situation and prepare your case. Further, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay for any of our services unless we win your case by reaching an acceptable settlement or a favorable verdict in a court of law. Normally our contingency fee is approximately one-third of the total monetary recovery you receive.