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The idea that you might have to go to court in order to defend your personal injury claim can make people anxious. Everybody’s situation is different, and our Wakefield personal injury lawyers can advise you about whether or not you may have to attend a court hearing.

Personal Injury Claims Settlement

It is very uncommon for personal injury claims to reach court, as usually you will be able to find an agreement to settle with the opposing side, who will not want to risk the expense of losing a court case. If this happens, it means that you will have reached a financial agreement without the courts needing to get involved.

In a great many personal injury claims, our solicitors** will be able to proceed to arrange a settlement on your behalf solely by exchanging paperwork, without having to meet the other side in court. The legal proceedings can be carried out in writing without the necessity of involving a judge and a complicated and stressful court hearing.

Injury Claims Court Appearance

There are a few situations in which a court presence might be necessary in the context of a claim for personal injury compensation. If there is doubt about who is responsible, or if the employer denies negligence or accuses you of liability, you may need to appear in court to defend yourself. This can happen if there is a lack of evidence, or if you are partially to blame. It is particularly important in ambiguous cases that you speak to our Wakefield lawyers as early as possible in your case so that blame and liability can be established early on.

Also, if the personal injury claim relates to a child, a court has to approve any compensation payments to a minor, so you will need to appear before a judge in this case. When payments are made to a minor, they are usually held in court funds until the child attains the age of 18.

If the two parties agree to settle but do not manage to fix an amount, you may be asked to attend court so that the court can decide on an amount of compensation to award. The best way to avoid this type of situation is to make sure that you speak to our Wakefield solicitors** about your case. They will help you establish the best way of approaching your personal injury claim and will help you to make the process as simple as possible.

Contact our Specialist Personal Injury Claims solicitors** in Wakefield

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