Will My Case Settle Without Going To Trial?

Once you file a complaint, one of two things will likely happen: you take your case to trial, or you settle your case through mediation or other dispute resolution process. Insurance lawsuits are not much different from most other lawsuits, meaning that most will settle before trial. Of course, once you file a lawsuit, you must be prepared to go all the way to trial. Once the defendant realizes that you are serious about your case, and that, given the facts and the law, you have a good chance of winning, it will usually explore some kind of settlement to avoid the risk of losing. Of course, every case is different, and the specific dynamics of a given case—your lawyer, the insurer, the insurer’s lawyers, the judge, the kind of court (state or federal), and of course the facts surrounding your claim—will impact the outcome of your case. ERISA cases are somewhat different, because plaintiffs never get a conventional “trial.” This makes it easier for an insurer to litigate your case to conclusion. Nevertheless, many ERISA benefits cases also settle before trial.

 


Do I Need To File A Lawsuit?

Every case is different, and the answer to this question will depend on your specific situation. Where you are in the claims process, how your insurer is treating your claim, who your insurer is, and when your dispute first arose--these are some of the most important questions that will need to be answered before determining the proper course of action for you. Filing a lawsuit is something to take very seriously. It is never easy. It takes time. But sometimes insurance companies give you no choice, and the only way to achieve justice is by going to court and fighting for what is right. DL Law Group attorneys are experienced trial attorneys. We will, if given no other choice by your insurer, take your case all the way through trial, and, if necessary, thorough any appeals process.

 


Do I Need An Attorney?

If you have make it to this website chances are you either have a dispute with an insurance company or see one coming in the near future. If so, you probably—and regrettably—need to speak with an attorney. All consultations with DL Law Group attorneys are free. Click here to send an email and request a call back, or simply call us at 415-678-5050. The earlier you contact an attorney the better off you will be. Too often insureds wait until their claim has been denied, their benefits refused or terminated, before seeking legal counsel. Even worse is when people appeal a claim denial without first understanding their legal rights. If your claim is governed by ERISA, for example, DO NOT submit any appeal until you speak with an ERISA expert. Even if you only want help filing your claim, or understanding what should and what should be included when you first submit your claim to your insurance company, the DL Law Group can help point you in the right direction. Don’t wait until it’s too late and your only choice is to file a lawsuit. Contact a DL Law Group attorney now.

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