The vast majority of car accident cases settle long before trial; many are settled even before a complaint is filed in court. Several factors can affect whether your case will settle or go to trial, including whether liability is being contested, the amount of damages you have incurred, or whether you are still undergoing treatment for your injuries. Although settling your case is preferred as a more efficient method of getting you the compensation you need, it may be necessary to go to trial in your case to give you the best chance at securing full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages.