Sometimes claims can be settled without filing a lawsuit. When we accept your case, we will evaulate it and determine whether it's feasible to settle it without filing a lawsuit. If it looks like there is a reasonable chance that can be done, we will try to do that for you. In other words, if a lawsuit is not necessary in order to get you the compensation you deserve, we won't file one. This way, you should be able to receive your compensation sooner rather than later.
On the other hand, if we cannot get you the compensation your case calls for without filing a lawsuit, then we will file a lawsuit. Unfortunately, insurance companies are very stubborn and difficult to deal with, and they often force us to file lawsuits. But don't worry, we have handled thousands of personal injury lawsuits with a documented history of success.
The main difference between these two ways to get your case settled is time. Obviously, it takes longer to resolve your claim if a lawsuit is filed. But don't be disappointed just because your injury claim has to be filed, because if this is the case, it's a sign that you are entitled to a fairly large sum of compensation. This is because most cases that end up in lawsuits are bigger cases involving more serious injuries.