Investigations, Civil Trial Juries, and Negotiated Settlements
No more than a third of all personal injury claims in Texas makes it to the courtroom. The rest are either dismissed due to technicalities (possibly from the actions of inexperienced plaintiff attorneys) or end up as a negotiated settlement. Trials are the last and least attractive resort in the world of personal injury. Claims go to trial when every avenue to a fair settlement has been exhausted; most-often because the defendants and those who represent them continue to resist.
To win your claim, you need an experienced local Texas personal injury attorney on your side that can investigate the scene of an accident, determine who is (and isn’t) liable, and set your sights on them. This investigation is over-and-above the routine local or state law enforcement investigations. Your experienced attorney’s “drill-down” investigations reveal every liable party, and the degree of the responsibility each one played in the wreck. Occasionally, our investigations uncover other facts of the case that law officials miss. We pass them along to them for further action if they feel it is warranted. That’s a good thing for you. It also forms the basis of your strong case and our aggressive negotiations. Even if the defendant insurers and their lawyers continue to resist, this evidence we collect becomes the foundation of your jury trial. Because of the makeup of juries, 12 people with their agendas, the stronger your case, the better your chances of winning at trial.
Registered voters are chosen as potential jurors in both civil and criminal cases. When they show up for jury duty, it’s usually reluctantly. If they’re chosen, these empaneled citizens would rather have a tooth pulled than be cooped-up in a courtroom, listening to a bunch of lawyers drone on-and-on about your complicated legal case. They find it hard to continually have to pay full attention to minute facts surrounding a technical malpractice case. Malpractice trials involve a lot of technical experts who aren’t very engaging when it comes to explaining complicated things with polysyllabic words that are hard for some jurors to understand. We’ve seen jurors “rest their eyes” a few times. Once or twice, we’ve even heard a juror quietly snore.
The ambiguity of juries alone is enough for most to appreciate why a jury trial is a very risky proposition for both sides. It’s not hard to understand why only around 10 percent of all civil cases eventually reach their logical end with a verdict. Yes, the longer the legal argument goes on between the plaintiff and defendant, the better a fair settlement looks to both. Many times our clients and we agreed to 11th-hour settlements, and they are typically worth the protracted effort.
The auto accident lawyers at our Texas Law Firm have effectively handled car accident litigation for over 30 years. We’ve won favorable verdicts and settlements against nearly every major auto insurer in the state. Insurance companies recognize our name. And the reputation that precedes us is beneficial in securing special attention to our clients’ claims from these insurers. Our goal is to make sure that you recover as much as possible for your injuries and make this sometimes complicated legal process as easy as possible for you.
Put our years of experience to work for you. Know your rights, how to proceed with your claim, and how much compensation you can secure from your auto injury case. Call our Law Firm now at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation and find out how we can help you recover the full fair value of the damages you have suffered through the negligence of another driver.
This Blog was posted By The Carabin & Shaw Law Firm. principle Office in San Antonio, Texas