It sounds like you have an attorney. If so, you should have this conversation with him/her. If you don't have an attorney you should hire one.
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Your attorney is in a much better position to answer these question than anybody else as there are a multitude of variables which affect the outcome of Trials. Best of Luck.
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This question is best left to be answered by your attorney, who is most familiar with your damages and the defenses in your case. Make sure you fully understand the risks associates with going to trial
No two pieces of litigation are alike and I say that after 20+ years of trial experience in motor vehicle accident and other personal injury cases. The attorney can best evaluate the factors that are considered in determining how the injuries affected you and how a court is likely to respond. The attorney can also explain the process of civil litigation, which includes discovery and preparation.
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only you and your attorney together can really decide the value of your case. Listen to your attorney. Your interests and his interests are the same. You don't want to incur thousands of dollars in expert and other fees and expenses if he can settle your case NOW for what you might ultimatley put in your pocket if you went to trial and paid all the costs.
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You probably have retained an experienced personal injury attorney. You should ask his expectation of the result of litigation based upon his experience. You should also ask if the positives and negatives of your case. There is a formula that is used to value cases for settlement. Many clients pop a number in their head with no basis for how they came to that number. As a general rule most juries are conservative when it comes to personal injury cases. This is especiiall\y true in soft tissue injury cases. Many times the verdicts are considerably less than the settlement offers. This is where you need to rely upon the experience of your lawyer. You should place great weight on what he tells you.
As an aisde, you might want to determine if you can submit your case to binding or non binding arbitration. An award rendered by another attorney is probably going to be more than an award by people who would sit on a jury. Have confidence in your lawyer. Just ask the right questions, get the best information you can, and make a decision.
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If you have an attorney, you should make an appointment to ask him these questions. He should be able to give you some idea of a likely outcome. If you do not have an attorney, you should make some phone calls and speak to one soon.
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