While almost 95% of personal injury cases settle without a trial, sometimes trial is inevitable. Whether or not your case actually proceeds to trial depends on many factors, some of which include:
· How the case was worked up before a lawsuit was filed;
· Liability disputes;
· Severity of injury;
· Impairment or other long lasting effects of your injury; and
· Inability to work again.
The trial process can be a very long, expensive and stressful battle – sometimes taking up to 5 years (usually 1.5-3 years) . A good personal injury attorney will always try and obtain a fair settlement that maximizes value while sparing the injured client the stress of the trial process. If an insurance company refuses to fairly settle a case, sometimes you must go to trial to obtain justice.