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What Are the Possible Outcomes of a Claim?

What Are the Possible Outcomes of a Claim?

There are three typical outcomes for a claim that is not dropped. At any point in the case, the parties may reach a settlement, at which the parties involved agree to a certain amount of compensation for damages. This closes the case without further judicial action. In other cases, the court may rule with the defendant, refusing any compensatory payments to the plaintiff. However, if a settlement is not reached, the court may side with the plaintiff. This generally results in compensatory payment for damages, and may include various other penalty fees.

Depending on the circumstances of the trial, either side may actually push for a settlement. This can speed up the resolution of a claim and fix a sum that is agreeable for everyone involved. To learn more about case settlements and court judgments, contact the Orange County business attorneys of Daily Aljian at 949-861-2524 today.