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What is the difference in settling and going to trial?


When looking for compensation for you or a loved ones personal injury, whether it is from being hurt on the job, being bitten by a dog, nursing home abuse or a car wreck injury, many people question if they should settle their case or go to trial. Some people don’t want to go to Court; others look for how they can get the most compensation for their injury.

But what you need to know is that many cases can and are settled outside of Court. In other cases, to receive proper monetary compensation, you must go to Court and let a knowledgeable trial lawyer fight for you. If the defense knows you want a quick fix, they will offer you a low settlement. On the other hand, when they know you have an attorney that isn’t afraid to go to trial, they may raise the settlement to avoid the longer process of going to Court, which can also result in better value for your case.

Regardless of your wishes to settle or go to trial, it is important to have a skilled attorney representing you as you fight big insurance companies. At Ray Hodge & Associates, attorney Ryan Hodge has achieved recognition in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Kansas, among vast other achievements.

If you have had a Kansas personal injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.

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Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.