How are settlement offers made? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

There are many ways a settlement offer can be agreed to. If the parties are in active negotiations, there is likely an ongoing communication exchange taking place, with phone calls, emails, and letters between the victim’s attorney and the at-fault party’s attorney and/or insurance company. There may also be formal settlement conferences or mediation where the agreement can be reached. In situations where the lawsuit has reached trial, the agreement may be reached right outside the courtroom before or during the trial.