Hopefully you have had a chance to review Part 1 and Part 2 of our series! If not, we strongly recommend you take the time to explore this content. We’ve included several very important and frequently asked questions that can help clients better understand how to move forward confidently with their case. In Part 3, we’ll take a look at three more very important and relevant questions. With these three blog posts, you should have a great toolkit that will help you tremendously while you research your legal options.
Will I Have To Go To Trial?
This is easily one of the most popular questions that clients ask attorneys. The reason for that is simple: the process of completing a trial can be nerve-wracking and exhausting, and many individuals simply do not want to sit in front of a jury. This can be an emotionally draining experience, which is why so many attorneys work as hard as they can to reach settlements for their clients before a trial even begins. Statistically, only a small percentage of personal injury claims go to trial. That being said, you’ll want to make sure that your attorney is equipped to handle a courtroom case, which brings us to our next question.
Are You A Skilled Trial Lawyer?
Believe it or not, not all personal injury lawyers are skilled trial lawyers. You may discover that a law firm excels at research and pursuing settlement, but is simply not prepared at all to represent you in court. At Montes Law Group, you can rest assured that your legal team is prepared for courtroom activity. In fact, Rachel Montes is a board-certified trial lawyer!
How Much Compensation Can I Expect?
If your accident attorney doesn’t have an understanding of how much your case is worth, how can you expect them to advocate for you? During your case evaluation, your attorney should be collecting the information they need to provide you with an approximation of what you could expect financially pending a favorable settlement or jury decision. This information can help you plan the next several months of your life as you begin to prepare for what comes next. Your lawyer should evaluate various expenditures such as doctor visit, time away from work, physical and mental anguish and other attributes of your personal situation which could impact the level of compensation you can expect.