What if I don’t want to go to court?

All decisions relating to whether to settle, litigate or drop a case are purely the client’s to make. If you decide to drop your case at any time, we will honor that decision and charge no fee for our time.

If you do not wish to go to court, the good news for you is that most personal injury cases settle out of court. Most personal injury lawyers (at least any lawyer who is worth his or her salt) will prepare for trial anyways. In very few instances, there is no chance for settlement. Also, showing the other person or entity, usually an insurance company, that you are prepared for trial turns up the heat and pressures them into making a fair offer. Our goal is to make sure that our clients receive all that they are entitled to have, and we will certainly not hesitate to go to court to protect our clients. However, we work for our clients, and what they say goes. If a client does not want to go to court, then we respect the decision. We will inform you if we can see to a certainty that there is no possibility of settling your claim, and the decision as to how to proceed will be completely in your hands.

Additionally, there are alternative ways to have your case resolved without going to court.  There has been a large movement in the legal and insurance industries to have cases resolved or negotiated through binding arbitration, non-binding arbitration and mediation.  We have had great success in resolving some of the most difficult cases through through these alternative dispute resolution venues. Our clients are often very satisfied with the results we are able to achieve using these settlement tactics. 

Call an Outstanding Personal Injury Attorney Today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199

If you think that you have a personal injury claim or if you have any questions for us, the personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP are available at your convenience. We will be pleased to tell you anything that you want to know about your potential claim, and we welcome the opportunity to speak or meet with you. Our team is skilled, committed and approachable. At Altman & Altman, we are always honest and direct with our clients. We treat our clients with the utmost respect because we know that our clients are the ones to thank for our success over the years.

Call Altman & Altman LLP toll free at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 or contact us online for a consultation. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We handle all of our personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning that there is no fee for our services unless we achieve success.

Client Reviews
Review: Altman and Altman LLP
  • ★★★★★
    I was coming home from work traveling on 95 south at a complete stop when a Jeep Cherokee traveling 65 MPH hit me from behind. Injuries suffered were a Torn Rotator Cuff, Torn MCL, Blood Clot with Neck and Back damage. I had no idea how complex the process was. Dealing with the Insurance companies, Surgeries, PT, legal issues, doctors and bills. It was overwhelming and time consuming. David Altman stepped took care of everything every step of the way in an incredibly professional caring way. He was quick to respond to any questions or concerns including weekends. In 2 years there wasn't one time where a phone call wasn't returned with in 30 minutes. David kept me positive during the most negative times. 2 years later I'm pretty close to being back where I was and David is the reason why. I was able to just focus on getting better and he took care of everything else. He was very aggressive and professional with the insurance companies in this settlement of this case. He kept me up to date on a regular basis through the whole process. I can't thank David and his staff enough and strongly recommend them to anyone.
  • ★★★★★
    On the behalf of all the Bikers in Massachusetts .... Dave Altman is the man you want representing you. He treats you like family from day 1. His team will recovers any and all damages you are entitled too. Tell him Kathy sent you.
  • ★★★★★
    Rick Floor is who I often to go to and he is amazing! Great customer service, and always exceeds my expectations but the whole office is always pleasant and helpful when I call or walk in!
  • ★★★★★
    I am not very good at words. I was involved in a horrible accident. David and his team (Thank You Asia & Rick) are wonderful, talented and compassionate. If it were not for their help, I don’t believe the outcome would be as good as it is. I am glad my case is settled, Altman & Altman are my go to team from now on. Thank you so very much.
  • ★★★★★
    Exceptional team of attorneys, very helpful and knowledgeable.