Although it is common for juries to award higher compensation amounts than might be achieved in other ways, these examples show that many premises liability cases can achieve impressive settlements without the stress and expense of a courtroom trial. Los Angeles premises liability lawyer Nicholas R. Allis carefully assesses your case to explore all possible options and the potential results of each. In addition to court cases, you may have the following options:
- Insurance claim: Filing an insurance claim is typically a good option when injuries are relatively minor and do not result in permanent scarring or disability. But, it is important to understand that insurance companies often attempt to make quick offers that do not provide full compensation for your injuries. Once you sign a settlement offer, your claim is closed. Mr. Allis can help injury victims obtain the fullest possible insurance settlement by negotiating on your behalf with the insurance company. Even if you handle the claim on your own, it makes sense to ask him to review any offer you receive before you sign your rights away.
- Out-of-court settlement: In many cases, even relatively severe injuries can receive fair compensation through negotiations with opposing counsel. These negotiations can occur before a case goes to court, or even while a court case is in progress. Do not attempt to handle these negotiations yourself—only a skilled premises liability lawyer can effectively negotiate with other skilled attorneys.