If you have a case for a personal injury case then you may have learned that more than 90% of these cases are settled before they get to trial. This may make you believe that any attorney can provide an equal amount of service compared to any other attorney, but this is not the case. The truth is that several factors can affect how likely it is that your personal injury attorney can win you a large settlement.
Your Attorney’s Trial Skills
This may seem counterintuitive – if you are trying to win a settlement, why would it matter what kind of trial skills an attorney has? It all has to do with their reputation. If the insurance agency knows that your attorney has a history of winning high profile cases and getting big verdicts, then they will know that they are in danger of losing big if they go to trial. As a result, they may be more motivated to offer a reasonable settlement.
Your Attorney’s Experience
An inexperienced attorney is less likely to know how much a case is worth and what an insurance company may be willing to settle for. This can cause issues in two ways. First, they may recommend that you accept a lower settlement than you should because they believe that is what your case is worth. Second, they may believe that the insurance company has offered as much as they are going to, even if the offer is just an opening bid. An experienced attorney knows when to recommend you accept and when to keep negotiating.
Your Attorney’s Access to Expert Witnesses
An experienced attorney will have relationships with expert witnesses. They can call on them for review of their cases and to explain complex evidence. These witnesses can also be used to show the insurance company that the case in question should garner a larger settlement than is being offered.
Your Attorney’s Commitment to You
Even the best attorney is not going to get you the best possible settlement if they are not committed to getting you the best outcome. If they simply take on as many cases as they can, then their top priority is likely to get cases settled as quickly as possible. Their goal is quantity over quality.
On the other hand, an attorney who is committed to you will take the extra time and resources necessary to get the large settlement you deserve. If you are ready to talk to an attorney who will take your case seriously, and who will always offer honest advice, then you are ready to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for your free legal consultation.