Many personal injury claimants often want to know if their case will have to go trial. Trials can sometimes be a nerve-wracking experience, and it is the job of your attorney to make sure you are ready for whatever comes your way. Here is some information the personal injury trial process in Florida.
Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?
As an experienced Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer, I am often asked by clients how likely it is their case will go to trial. A lot of cases are settled in what we call pre-suit period. In other words, after the accident there is a police report, there are photographs, there are witnesses. You treat until you reach what we call maximum medical improvement, at least in the eyes of your doctors. A settlement demand is made to the at-fault party’s insurance company. At that point in time a number of those cases can be amicably resolved. The insurance company and your attorney with your input decide that the claim ought to be resolved without reverting to a law suit. If the case cannot be amicably resolved, then your case is put in suit.
Personal Injury Trial Process | Discovery
You go through a discovery process and eventually to trial. The statistics are that 90% plus of cases are settled, and that is still the same for those cases that are put in suit. In other words, more than 90 cases that are put in pre-suit are settled, and even those cases that are put in suit, 90% of them settle before you actually go to trial. The chances are that your case can be resolved amicably. However, it may require filing a suit and heading towards trial. Oftentimes those cases are, as we put it, proverbially settled on the court house steps. Again, your chances are better than 90% that your case will be settled.
Contact an Experienced Tampa Injury Attorney Today
If you have any questions about the personal injury trial process, please call and receive a free consultation with our Tampa injury trial attorneys.