While some drunk driving cases can end up in court, the vast majority do not. If you or a loved one have been involved in a DUI accident, you need an experienced attorney by your side.
Kris Helmick, Esq., owner of Pacific West Injury Law, has helped many Las Vegas and Henderson drivers get compensation in their DUI cases. Our clients’ testimonies speak for themselves.
An Attorney Can Advise You on Whether You Should Settle or Go to Trial
While your attorney can help advise you, the ultimate decision whether to accept a settlement or go to trial lies with you. Why would you choose to go to trial? Well, if you feel it is a no-win situation, it may be best to take your chances with a judge or, in the case of a felony trial, that of 12 of your peers, in hopes that at least one will come around to your side and award you fair compensation.
The decision is something to explore with your drunk driving attorney. Make sure you completely understand both the settlement and trial scenarios before you make your decision.
How Negotiating an Out-of-Court Settlement Works
Your attorney will review the details of your case and advise whether you should negotiate for more in damages or if the offer presented to you is fair. It is then up to you to decide after talking with your attorney on the path you wish to take. You can then settle the matter or sue for more in court.
We almost always recommend suing in court because of the limitations insurance companies place on the amount of damages you can receive through a claim. However, you should be aware that a court case can take months or even years to settle.
Your attorney will continue to negotiate with the other party’s attorney(s). Note that your attorney may be able to get you a fair settlement package anytime up until the actual day of trial.
If You Have Suffered Injuries in a DUI Accident, an Attorney Can Help You Seek Damages
Kris Helmick has the experience necessary with DUI cases to help you fight for a fair settlement. He is not afraid to take your case to court, should you decide that is what is best for you, and he will fight for your right to a compensation award that is fair and just for your damages.
For a free consultation, don’t wait – contact Pacific West Injury Law today! Our team is ready to speak with you and help you fight for the compensation you need to cover your damages and injuries after a drunk driver caused your accident.