Advantages and Disadvantages of CCP 998 Offer

I am a plaintiff in an unlimited civil case. What are advantages and disadvantages of sending CCP 998 offer to a defendant?

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Patrick John Phillips

Patrick John Phillips

Personal Injury Lawyer - San Diego, CA
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Obviously, the advantage of a 998 is the ability to recoup costs if you beat the offer and the pressure to settle that puts on the other side. The main disadvantage is that, since you want to ensure you beat the 998 at trial, you want to be conservative with your offer, and when you are conservative, you potentially rule out the possibility of a higher settlement.

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John Noah Kitta

John Noah Kitta

Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Fremont, CA
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Also, certain cases allow you to accrue pre-Judgment interest on the principal sum awarded.
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Christian K. Lassen II

Christian K. Lassen II

Personal Injury Lawyer - Philadelphia, PA
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Patrick laid it out well

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