Is A Settlement From A Lawsuit Binding?
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Jul 29, 2011 in Advice
A large number of the personal injury lawsuits in Indiana end in settlement, which for the plaintiff is usually a good thing.
Due to the large backlog of civil cases and the complexity of the legal system, a court case can take much longer than is typical for a settlement, and what you the plaintiff need is justice, not waiting around.
But what if the settlement isn't what you hoped for? What if you end up with less than you deserve? Are you bound to the terms of a bad settlement?
Well, in most cases, the answer is "yes."
Most defendant attorneys (and most plaintiff attorneys, for that matter) won't consider a case settled until both parties have signed a legally binding agreement not to pursue the case any further in court. That's why it's so important to make sure that you have the right attorney on your side, who knows what you deserve and will work hard to get you the maximum amount possible for your injury. Make the right decision.
Contact the South Bend personal injury lawyers at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak now, for your free consultation. We're on your side.