Are You Fearful of Going to Trial?


Bernie Tully Personal Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700

There is nothing to be ashamed of if you are fearful of going to trial. One of the biggest fears many injury victims have is being afraid to go to trial. This applies even if it’s a case where there is no question as to liability and the only issue for the jury to consider is how much to award you for your accident-related injuries. Still, the thought of going into a courtroom with twelve people on the jury that you don’t know judging you can be very overwhelming. It’s a challenging situation for most people and many clients don’t want to go through the stress of a jury trial.

In the 40 years I’ve been trying cases, I can count on one hand how many clients have said, “Let’s go to trial!” It’s rare to hear a client excited to go to trial, and unfortunately, the jury’s award often times doesn’t end up the way the client hoped. A majority of people want to settle their case, but there’s no guarantee that the insurance company will offer a fair number to settle your claim. Once in a while, an offer can be so low that it leaves the client with no choice but to go forward to trial in order to get the money they deserve.

However, I wanted to share with you some reassuring statistics and information I read recently regarding lawsuits and injury claims. In total, 97% of all injury claims that are filed ultimately result in a settlement prior to going to trial. For most people, accepting a settlement offer is the route to go because it’s guaranteed money. A jury isn’t going to decide whether you get a penny or not.

If the client wants to try to settle their injury claim, and we can get them a good offer, there will be no trial. But we will only settle the case for you if it’s a fair number for what you went through as a result of your accident. 97% of all claims filed resulting in a settlement, we like our odds in getting you the money you deserve without putting you through the stress of a trial. If you’re fearful of going to trial, let us know! We can talk more, and you’ll know in the first 30 seconds we care about you.

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Bernard Tully Allegheny County Car Accident Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700 and 1-800-518-0050