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Out-of-Court Settlements

Many personal injury lawsuits are settled outside of a courtroom between the two parties involved in the lawsuit. Out-of-court settlements may save time and money for both parties involved, and individuals who have been accused of negligence may be best served settling rather than letting a court decide whether they are guilty.

Though out-of-court settlements do not involve court litigation, it is important to retain an experienced lawyer to handle the process. If you or someone you love suffered injuries because of another person’s negligence, contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® at (800) 242-2874.

How Settlements Work

When an individual sues another individual for financial compensation, the defendant will likely discuss the case with his or her attorney. After determining that he or she is at fault, that he or she will not be able to prove innocence, or that it will be easier and cheaper for him or her to settle, the individual and his or her lawyer may approach the plaintiff to discuss the possibility of a settlement.

The plaintiff has the option of accepting or declining this offer. Should he or she accept, both parties attorneys would negotiate the settlement and eventually allow their clients to agree on terms.

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Though they are often easier and cheaper, there is no guarantee that an accused individual will approach his or her accuser about an out-of-court settlement. If you suffered an injury that you believe occurred because of another person’s negligence, contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® at (800) 242-2874.