- June 3, 2017
- In accidents
Not every car accident case should or needs to go trial. In fact in some cases, trial may not be the best option for the injured victim. Most personal injury claims involving motor vehicles settle out of court as long as both parties can use good faith in attempting to settle the case. An experienced Orange County car accident attorney will know when to settle a case and when to proceed to trial.
The Potential Problems of Going to Trial
Going to trial is not always as glamorous as it is depicted on television shows. While there are definite advantages when the facts are right, there are also disadvantages that can yield unwanted results for the accident victim.
- Juries can be unpredictable. Not all juries are sympathetic. And they may not always show their apathy during jury selection. As such, there is always the risk that you may get stuck with a jury member or members who may resent being on the panel or have something in their past that will make them vote against the injured party, regardless of how strong the facts are in your favor.
- Determining the value of the case. An experienced trial attorney may be able to put on a convincing case as to how much his personal injury case is worth. However, he always runs the risk that the jury members will nevertheless make up their own mind regardless of the strong facts shown during trial.
- Cost of going trial. The gamble of taking a car accident case to trial can get very pricey for both sides. There is the cost of experts, court costs, and other costs to prepare for trial, which can cut into whatever settlement is reached.
Trial May Be The Only Option
Despite the disadvantages of going to trial, in certain cases it may be the best or only option. Whenever you file a car accident claim, you have to know that going to trial is a possibility. As such, it is imperative that you choose an Orange County personal injury attorney who is prepared to litigate and has the experience and resources to successfully take your case all the way through.
Call an Orange County Car Accident Attorney Today!
The legal team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas is dedicated to helping our injured clients reach the best monetary settlement when they are involved in any type of accidents.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury while in a car accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another party, our experienced Orange County car accident attorneys are available to personally review your case. Call us at 1-888-848-5048 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.