Trials for Accident Cases in New Jersey
Many injured individuals who may have gone through minor or major car accidents are concerned about having to go to court. In fact, several customers have told me, “I’d rather not go to court.”
There is an element of fear or intimidation connected with testifying in court. Whether or whether your car accident personal injury claim proceeds to trial is determined by a number of variables. Many personal injury lawsuits are settled before going to trial, while others are tested to a verdict.
What variables influence whether or not the case goes to trial?
Several factors determine whether or not the case will proceed to trial. Here are some of them:
Is there a reasonable and equitable settlement offer on the table?
If no compensation is provided during the bargaining process, the only option is to go to trial and seek to secure a verdict.
What is the settlement amount?
Insurance companies will sometimes offer a settlement in a personal injury car accident case. The question is whether the proposed settlement sum is appropriate. If the compensation is not suitable for the plaintiff, you should be prepared to go to trial in order to seek adequate recompense for your injuries and damages.
Do you have a defendant who frequently settles lawsuits for a reasonable amount?
Some insurers are more reasonable than others. If the individual who injured you in the car accident is insured by a firm that prefers to settle claims, it is more probable than not that your claim will be settled via thorough talks. However, many insurance companies only provide small settlements, and you should go to trial to seek fair and full recompense for your injuries.
How powerful is your argument?
If you have a strong case, meaning clear liability on the defendant, permanent injuries that you can prove through objective medical evidence, and the defendant believes that if the case goes to trial, they will lose, the insurance company is more likely to settle the claim rather than risk being hit with a verdict that is much higher than they are willing to pay.
What are your attorney’s credentials?
If your attorney has a solid reputation for not being scared to go to court and obtaining favorable results on behalf of clients, the defendant will be less likely to want to go to court. However, if the attorney does not attempt cases and insurance companies are aware of these sorts of attorneys, the insurance company will press for the case to be tried.
If you were hurt in a vehicle accident, the most crucial issue to ask is not whether your case must go to trial, but rather;
How will I know whether my attorney is knowledgeable and prepared to go to trial?
The reputation of your attorney as a skilled and fantastic trial lawyer is very vital in order for the defendant and insurance company to take your case seriously and make a settlement.
Defendants are aware of which attorneys can and will try to win cases and which cannot or will not. As a result, it is critical that you choose an experienced trial lawyer to defend you in your personal injury/car accident case.
Contact an experienced Personal Injury or Trial Lawyer in New Jersey
If you are a car accident victim, you need an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer to work on your claim to receive the best compensation for your medical expenses.
Jaloudi Law has a track record of successfully trying and winning cases. The team obtained a $300,000 verdict in a car accident case, which most lawyers would not have accepted. Contact Jaloudi Law if you have been injured in a car/truck/bus accident to seek the compensation you deserve.