A vast majority of car crash cases do not need to be tried. By tried, I mean having a trial: going to court, picking a jury, and having those twelve strangers decide the outcome of your case.
But that doesn’t mean that your lawyer shouldn’t be ready and willing to go to trial. Why? Because if an adjuster or an insurance defense attorney doesn’t believe that your lawyer will go the distance, then the chances of them making a good offer drop dramatically. Why make a good offer when you know the injured person’s lawyer will blink at the last second?
This is why it is especially important to pick a lawyer with a track record of taking car crash cases to a jury. Personal injury trials are notoriously difficult, but an experienced trial lawyer with the proper training can confidently enter the courtroom, tell your story, and get you the result you deserve.
Our firm does that. A few other firms in Clark County do that too, to be honest. Whoever you choose as your lawyer, make sure that he or she is one who can take your case to trial if they need to. My recommendation is to specifically ask the lawyer who you are considering hiring whether they have done any jury trials. If their answer is no, you should strongly consider talking to others.