What is a Settlement?
Settlements in Injury Claims
In a legal context, a settlement is an agreed-upon contract between disputing parties who need to resolve a matter. Settlements are common in a court of law and often occur in lieu of court proceedings for a number of reasons including, among the most common, recognition that court proceedings will cost more to the defendant than would settling the matter out of court, with a settlement.
Settlements can occur in civil proceedings when one person sues another for monetary damages. This type of outcome is very common across the United States, and is a legitimate course of legal action when a person feels they have experienced damage, physical, mental or emotional, at the hands of another. If you or someone you know is seeking the advice of an experienced attorney to discuss a potential settlement, contact a lawyer for legal advice and representation.
Enlisting the Help of Legal Representation
The amount of a settlement may be confidential, and should remain undisclosed by anyone unless there is permission expressly granted. Some settlements for smaller civil injustices can be low, enough to cover costs of medical bills, property damage or other somewhat affordable necessities that may arise to resolve a matter worthy of a civil proceeding. In some cases, however, settlement amounts are shockingly large and can result in riches for the recipient. These cases are generally very large, complicated and time consuming, although the rewards are great if the claim is legitimate. Fox Goldblatt & Singer PC is dedicated to the solid representation of those who wish to follow a legitimate claim against another, and will fight to make sure you receive the settlement you require.