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You Should Know These 3 Important Facts about Going to Court

A person injured because of someone else’s mistakes may decide to pursue compensation for their pain and suffering. This compensation can be won either by filing a claim and going to court or by settling with the defendant out of court. Either of these options are valid ways to get compensation, although accepting a settlement removes the tough legal battles a person may face in court.

If you’ve been injured and are considering filing a personal injury claim, our knowledgeable attorneys may be able to help. To discuss your options in further detail, contact the Jacksonville personal injury lawyers of Donald Guthrie, P.A., today at 904-296-1088.

3 Court and Settlement Facts for Claimants

Dealing with the legal process can be difficult for someone unfamiliar with the rules and protocol followed throughout a claim. The following information may be useful for those wishing to better understand the claims process:

#1: Not all cases go to court.

In some cases, a person may opt to settle with a defendant, taking an agreed-upon sum of money for their injuries. This means that the case doesn’t go to court to decide what reward is appropriate.

#2: Once settled, a person no longer has the option of going to court.

If a person accepts a settlement from a defendant, the case is over. They aren’t allowed to keep their suit going for more money in court.

#3: In court, the norm for dress is business formal.

There are some basic expectations for those going to court in terms of dress and behavior. Considering that the court is a place for serious concerns, those present should show it proper respect. In terms of wardrobe, this means that business formal clothing is considered appropriate.

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If you have more questions about your claim, we may be able to help you handle these concerns. Contact the Jacksonville personal injury attorneys of Donald Guthrie, P.A., at 904-296-1088 today to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional.

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