Do I have a personal injury case? Do I have to go to trial?

If you’re injured as the result of someone’s negligence, the negligent party is expected to pay for the total damages that you have incurred.  Personal injury lawsuits are designed to redeem compensation for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, and any lost wages.  However, not every injury justifies a lawsuit.  That decision will rest on multiple factors and considerations such as individual state laws and the ability to collect damages. To determine if your injury is significant enough for a personal injury case, it’s always recommended to get the professional opinion of reputable personal injury firm such as Action Law Offices, S.C.  Most personal injury attorneys today will offer a risk-free, one-time consultation.  Take advantage of the free consultation; it will be the most efficient and effective method towards evaluating a potential lawsuit.

Sample items your attorney will likely review:personal injury questions

  • How serious is your injury?
  • What are the risks and benefits of pursuing a lawsuit?
  • What kind of damages are you expecting to recover?
  • Who is at fault?
  • What evidence is available to prove your case?
  • Does the person or persons responsible for your injury have the financial means to pay for your potential judgment? (What kind of insurance and/or assets does the defendant may have.)
  • How does your case fall within the Wisconsin statute of limitations?

Pre-trial settlement

Planning for a pre-trail settlement is a crucial part of any sound legal strategy.  This means that you could potentially get the compensation you deserve without ever having to go in front of a judge or jury.  According to US Government Statistics, approximately 95 percent of pending lawsuits will end in a pre-trial settlement. Another statistic states that 90 percent of cases that do go to trial end up losing.  For the other ten percent that go to trial and win, the payoff tends to be much higher.  (Law Dictionary: Pre-trial Settlement Percentage: Statistics on Personal Injury Settlements.)

Action Law Offices

For more than 15 years, Action Law Offices has been Southeastern Wisconsin’s personal injury firm of choice.  The team at Action Law Offices has the resources and experience to handle the most complicated personal injury cases. If you’ve been injured on-the-job, by a negligent or drunk driver, as a result of medical malpractice, attack from a vicious animal, because of a defective products, or result of a slip and fall accident, contact Action Law Offices today for a free initial consultation.

Regardless of whether your case goes to trial or not, Action Law Offices doesn’t collect fees unless your case is won.

DISCLAIMER: Blogs and articles cover very basic accident and injury topics for education and awareness such as statistics, Wisconsin Laws, injury areas, compensation and injury victim rights. Information not intended for legal advice; consult with an attorney directly.