Do Most Personal Injury Cases Go To Trial In Buffalo?

by Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC on August 27, 2015

in Buffalo Injury Questions and Answers

Many people would be surprised at how few Buffalo personal injury cases actually go to trial.

Good personal injury lawyers frequently are able to successfully resolve a personal injury claim without having to go to the time, expense, and difficulty of trying a case in court.

While an experienced personal injury attorney will always be prepared to take a case to trial, there is extensive work that he or she can do to obtain just compensation for the client prior to trial.

In many cases, a personal injury lawyer will begin the process of trying to resolve a personal injury case before the matter is even formally sued.

Often, the first step taken will be to speak with the insurance company for the negligent party, provide them with information regarding how the injury occurred and medical documentation demonstrating the degree of injury, and see if the matter can be brought to a conclusion without having to formally file a lawsuit.

If the insurer appears open to paying a fair amount in damages to the injured person, the parties may engage in ongoing negotiations as the injured person progresses through treatment.

Although some cases cannot be resolved through negotiation with the insurer and require the filing of a personal injury lawsuit with the court, initiating a formal lawsuit does not mean that the case must proceed to trial.

Even after the lawsuit has commenced, an experienced personal injury attorney will remain in contact with the defendant’s insurer and the lawyers for the defendant to see if the matter still may be resolved either through negotiation or some other alternative to trial, such as arbitration.

Many people are nervous about the prospect of going to trial.

If you have suffered a personal injury, you should not let fear of going to trial stop you from making a valid claim for your injuries.

We can provide you with legal help at 716-631-9999.

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