I usually tell my clients that about 60 or 65% of the time, their personal injury claim can be settled without filing a lawsuit. In the event we’re unable to negotiate something satisfactory with the insurance company, then in that other 35% or 40% of the time, a lawsuit will need to be filed. But even when the lawsuit is filed, it’s still about 50% of the time that cases settle, ultimately by negotiation between the two attorneys or at mediation. Going to in front of a full jury is maybe about a one in 10 occurrence.
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