How likely is it that a Personal Injury Claim will be settled out of court?

I had a nasty non fault RTA in May 2009. I sustained many injuries incuding a brain injury. I consulted a solicitor straight away who has been great. From what I can gather, this won’t be settled until I have been reassessed in a year or so AT LEAST. How would I push for an out of court settlement? They’ve already admitted liability and Court Proceedings have been issued by my solicitor.

I am currently receiving treatment which is great, the other side pay for this. If I had any idea that a claim would take this long I probably wouldn’t’ve gone for it. I just want to get better and move on as soon as possible. Is there a way to help speed this process up?

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3 Responses to “How likely is it that a Personal Injury Claim will be settled out of court?”

  1. Anita Boxabiskits Says:

    Over 95% of civil suits are resolved before trial.

    If you want to settle quickly, you are free to do so, but you will settle for less.

  2. Karen Says:

    No, let this one ride. You are getting free treatment and I would think that in the end you would want to be healed.

    On the other hand, you could press on your solicitor about going forward with the suit and you might, or might not win.

  3. Doethineb Says:

    You may well feel impatient, but it looks very much as though delaying matters could be to your benefit. Injuries which initially do not give much trouble often get worse with time rather than improve and a brain injury is particularly difficult to assess. There is normally greater eagerness on the part of the party admitting liability to settle out of court for this reason, while the injured party would prefer to delay matters until the final outcome becomes clearer. It is wonderful that you are receiving proper treatment at no expense to yourself and you should make the most of this. Perhaps you should be setting other goals in your life so that this matter doesn’t become the dominating factor in your existence and you can accept the outcome when it happens without feeling over-impatient.