Personal injury laws in Michigan can be confusing, so it’s understandable that you aren’t sure about what’s required when you file a claim. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, then you have the right to file a case against the party that hurt you. Many people are afraid of filing a claim because they are worried about going to court.
You’re probably asking yourself: Do I have to go to court for a personal injury claim? If you are a little nervous about going to court to receive the money that’s owed to you for your injuries, we have some good news for you. Continue reading to learn more.
Negotiating Compensation from the At-Fault Party’s Insurance Company
The good news is that you don’t typically have to go to court to win an injury claim. In most cases, you can receive full and fair compensation by dealing directly with the at-fault party’s insurer. In most injury cases, you will investigate your accident, gather evidence of fault, provide proof of your injuries, and then you put together your claim.
Once you submit your claim with the insurance company, they can choose to pay you a settlement for your damages. If you accept their settlement offer, that’s it—you’re done. You will receive a check and can move on with your life.
The only time you would need to bring your case before a judge is if you aren’t happy with the insurer’s offer, or if the insurer denies your claim for some reason. Working with a lawyer will increase the chances of your claim being accepted.
Get in Touch with a Michigan Lawyer Experienced in Personal Injury Law
Hopefully we’ve answered your question: Do I have to go to court for a personal injury claim? As we’ve stated, in most cases you won’t need to go to court. The personal injury process is complicated, but it can be made easier with a little help from an experienced lawyer.
Contact Christensen Law by using the form below or by calling 248-213-4900. We offer free case consultations, and we can work out a contingency fee arrangement, which means you don’t pay for our services unless or until we win your case.