Empowering Individuals

Will Your Personal Injury Lawsuit go to Trial?

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Jul 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is a question that we frequently receive – will my case go to trial?

The short answer is – we can't say for sure. Statistically the large majority of lawsuits are resolved before trial, often through settlement.

Personal injury lawsuits may be settled early, at the beginning of a case, up through and including at any time during trial. More and more mediation is being used by law firms as a method of settling lawsuits.

Ultimately when we consider potential lawsuits we approach cases from the perspective of trial. We expect that our cases will go to trial, and we are comfortable with that expectation. Many lawyers aren't. You should ask a potential lawyer if he or she actually takes cases to trial, or whether they will farm your case out or bring in trial counsel. If they do you may be comfortable with this, but it is important to be sure that you know fully what to expect going in to the attorney client relationship.

If you have questions about a potential personal injury case give us a call. We're always happy to help. – 518-308-8339

About the Author

Scott M. Peterson

Scott M. Peterson is the founding partner of D'Orazio Peterson, having left a partnership at a large regional law firm to limit his practice and focus on exclusively representing individuals in a small number of employment and serious injury/medical malpractice matters. Scott's favorite part of practicing law is getting in front of a jury and standing up for an individual against a large company or institution.


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Personal Injury

Have you been injured at a job site, or in a vehicle? D’Orazio Peterson is an experienced Personal Injury law firm. If you have experienced serious injury due to negligence or malice, be sure to contact us to see what we can do to help you receive the justice you deserve.

Employment Law

If you were recently laid off during maternity leave or you’re having trouble at work and think discrimination is to blame, you have the right to fight back against your employer’s poor behavior. D’Orazio Peterson handles employment law cases involving FMLA violations and incidents of discrimination based on age, gender, race or disability.

Medical Errors

Medical errors are a leading cause of death, and many are preventable. We work towards eliminating those errors.