Most Personal Injury Claims Never Go to Trial
Nearly 96 percent of all personal injury claims never make it to trial. In fact, there’s a joke that goes like this: what does a lawyer call it when a car accident case goes to jury trial? A big mistake.
There’s a reason that both defense and plaintiff attorneys feel this way. First, lawyers, even the toughest of them, consider trials as a last resort. Neither side would like to go to trial and will seek to avoid it if possible. This is because you can never know how the jury will act or what they will be thinking. They are an unknown quantity, and they are unpredictable. For example, if a recent personal injury case that settled for an outrageous sum of money has been in the news, the jurors might think that the person who’s been injured is just faking it and after the big bucks. Simply put, neither the insurance defense lawyer nor the lawyer for the injured person has control to choose the jury pool. They have to work with what they are given, and can only strike so many potential jurors.
Additionally, trials take a significant amount of time and resources, and most of the time, attorneys and insurance companies are able to effectively negotiate a compensation settlement package that they both and you as the injured person can agree upon.
This negotiation is often effective and avoids a trial because most attorneys and insurers have an understanding of the value of your case. They know this because they have looked at other instances of personal injury claims in which the person had injuries similar to yours. Your attorney will have the know-how and experience to analyze your case and help you understand the potential compensation you may hope to obtain for costs such as medical expenses, repair of damaged vehicles, and pain and suffering.
Trials are extremely stressful on the injured person. This is something that you must indeed take into consideration. You don’t want to go through a trial that is going to cost you your health and emotional well being no matter how much you have been wronged.
Contact the Law Offices of Gregg A. Wisotsky, Personal Injury Attorney, NJ
At the law offices of attorney Gregg A. Wisotsky, I can answer your questions, explain your rights, and represent you in a personal injury claim. Contact my office online or call me at 973-241-7468 for a free consultation. Additionally, I charge no attorney fees unless I win your case on your behalf. In addition to personal injury law, I also practice criminal defense.