Did you know that there are many individuals who sustain injury but fail to pursue compensation simply because they don’t know their rights? Even worse, they know they have rights, but they fail to do anything because they’re concerned about trials and dealing with insurance companies.
It’s important to know that you have rights after an accident and you should hire a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer to help you fully understand them. Here are some things that you should know about your rights and what you can do to help protect them moving forward.
Right to Deny a Settlement
After a crash, individuals are encouraged to speak with their insurance company, but it’s the insurance company of the negligent party who will offer the settlement in order to potentially make the situation go away. A settlement often appears as a fast way to get compensation. However, you have the right to decline it.
Fact is, settlements are often offered at a much lower amount than the plaintiff could receive if they were to go through the trial process. By accepting a settlement, victims not only receive less, but they may also be allowing the negligent party to get away without fully accepting responsibility.
Right to a Trial
Injury victims have a right to go to trial in order to seek justice. A trial provides various benefits in terms of helping the victim, as well as helping society as a whole. Trials allow victims to present their case in front of the court and allow them to make a decision regarding fault and compensation.
Trial put the negligent or reckless action in the public view. As a result, the negligent or reckless party must change their ways in order to protect others in the future and fully accept liability for their actions. The victim in the case can secure compensation and justice.
When it comes to protecting the rights of injury victims, our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at The Beasley Firm take every action necessary to guide our clients through the complex legal process. We are truly committed to standing up for the voiceless and working to make the world a safer place.