Absolutely! Trials are time-consuming and litigation expenses can snowball. It also carries a huge amount of risk even when you think you have a tight case.
If you wish to settle payment for injuries or losses incurred in a slip and fall accident, opt for a pretrial settlement. This process includes both parties attempting to negotiate compensation terms without the need for trial. Instead of a judge, a mediator is present during the negotiations.
A pretrial settlement allows both parties to save on trial costs and legal fees. A settlement agreement might turn out to be more accurate rather than having the court to do it. For example, in a slip and fall case against a property owner in his senior years would prefer to spend his days anywhere else but a courtroom. He chooses to settle before the trial ensues to avoid getting dragged into trial which could last for months to years.
But, do note that a settlement won’t always resolve personal injury claims. It’s possible to come up with a partial settlement during the negotiation process while the rest of the terms and amount can be disputed in court.
Although pretrial settlements do not require legal representation, it’s best to speak with a lawyer to guide you in the process.