Can My Case Be Settled Without Trial?
Can My Case Be Settled Without Trial?
Answers From an Experienced Bay Area Personal Injury Lawyer
At Mitchell Law Firm, our attorneys will employ the assistance of the most experienced experts, follow logical leads and use the latest technology in preparing the injured victim’s legal claim that will outweigh the opposition’s case, whether at the negotiating table or in the courtroom. Many of our cases are successfully settled for maximum value without going to trial, due to our reputation for thoroughness and experience. The personal injury attorneys at Mitchell Law Firm will use our experience and work hard to settle your case out of court, if possible.
If you have been offered a settlement by an insurance company, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can correctly and accurately assess the value of your case. If an insurance company makes you any offer at all, they usually make you an offer that is far less than what your case is really worth. Insurance adjusters often go to great lengths to try and befriend you over the phone or through their form letters, acting like they “really” care; in reality, however, please understand that they are actually just trying to take advantage of you by “camouflaging” their real intentions.
Thorough Preparation Defines Our Success
While many of our cases are amicably resolved without the necessity of litigation and trial, we believe our preparation and willingness to try our cases, and our successful track record against the insurance companies, their adjusters and their defense lawyers, serve to enhance the recoveries we are able to obtain for our clients.
Successful settlement negotiations occur only when a plaintiff’s personal injury case is aggressively and thoroughly prepared for trial so that we negotiate from a position of strength. Our catastrophic injury attorneys are always prepared for the possibility that it will be necessary to present convincing and well-documented evidence of your injuries and their consequences to a jury.
Many major insurance companies only give their full attention to a claim when a trial date is looming and they know they are facing a fight. Insurance companies know that we are not afraid to fight and our reputation for trial-readiness enables us to effectively stand up for the rights of seriously injured accident victims and grieving families. Maximum recoveries only happen when the defendants realize we are negotiating from a position of strength and we are prepared for trial. We do not skimp on resources in organizing evidence or hiring the right experts for trial.
Fighting for Just Settlements
Knowledge of negotiating fair and equitable settlements, trial preparation and trial strategies all need to be capabilities that are put to use for the benefit of someone who has been injured. We take great pride in never letting the insurance companies “off the hook” cheaply. We do not allow insurance companies to thrust unjust settlements on our clients where less than adequate compensation is offered.
Where inadequate offers of settlement arise, we stand ready, willing and able to take our clients’ cases into a courtroom. While most serious injury cases settle, it’s important to work with an attorney who has trial experience. We have an extensive track record of remarkable success in settlement negotiations and in jury trials.
At Mitchell Law Firm, we carefully and thoroughly analyze all aspects of your injury case to guarantee maximum top-dollar recoveries from the insurance companies. Call our law firm at (888) 483-8614 - we are ready to go to bat for you!
Once the insurance companies know that Mitchell Law Firm is on the other side, they know our lawyers and the results we achieve for our clients. They know that we are an experienced law firm with decades of experience under our belts. Consequently, maximum top-dollar settlements are often achieved without our clients ever having to endure what can be the psychologically traumatic experience of going to court
Should I hire a lawyer for my personal injury case?There are several reasons for hiring a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim, rather than representing yourself. 1.) It allows you to focus on your own recovery, rather than the complicated details of your case. 2.) By hiring a skilled personal injury attorney to research your case and represent you in court, your chances of success improve drastically.
How long will my personal injury case take to resolve?
This number can vary from one case to another, depending on the details of your situation. A lawsuit can take anywhere from several months to several years to settle.
What is the average settlement amount for a personal injury claim?
The average compensation amount for a personal injury case is anywhere from $3,000 to $75,000, depending on what type of damages you are pursuing.
Does California put damage caps on claims for personal injury cases?
Yes. California Civil Code section 3333.2 sets a cap on the amount of non-economic damages (pain and suffering) that can be recovered in a medical malpractice case. The maximum amount that may be recovered is $250,000.