Do I have to accept a settlement if one is offered?
No, you do not. As the plaintiff, you have the right to decide whether or not a proposed settlement is acceptable to you. If it is not, you have two basic options: you can negotiate for a more reasonable settlement, or you can continue to pursue your claim. There are many factors that may influence your decision, including your chances of succeeding if the case goes to court and the amount of compensation you need to cover your expenses.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help you decide whether to accept or reject a proposed settlement and help you negotiate out of court if necessary. To learn more, contact the Champaign personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 328-2828.