If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident that results in some injury or loss you may be eligible for compensation by way of a personal injury claim. If such an accident is as a result of negligence, recklessness or intentional actions of another driver the law provides that you be 'made whole' by way of a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Injuries that result from car accidents may cause the victim to endure hospitalization, surgery, therapy, medication and other treatments necessary for the individual's recovery. When an individual undergoes such treatments they may dwell on the unfairness of the situation especially when the medical bills begin to pile up. The option of filing a personal injury claim becomes viable, however, the question is whether to settle a matter or go to trial.