Whether due to anxiety about having to testify in front of a judge or a jury or because of concerns about how long it may take to resolve a case, people always want to know early on whether their case will go to trial.
The short answer is probably not.
Recent statistics show that about 95% of civil cases are settled before trial.
However, while most cases are resolved well before trial it remains a possibility that any particular case could, in fact, end up in litigation, and could possibly require a trial to resolve the claim.
At Dudley DeBosier one of our primary responsibilities to our clients is to ensure we obtain fair value for their claims. If we are able to obtain fair value for a claim prior to filing a lawsuit, then the case may be resolved before a lawsuit is ever filed. However, if fair value is not offered for the client’s claim then a lawsuit will be filed and the litigation process will begin.
Even in cases where a lawsuit must be filed, more often than not, the Louisiana attorneys at Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers are able to obtain fair compensation for our clients without going through a full-blown trial. In those rare instances where a case must go to trial because the defendant is being unreasonable and refuses to pay our clients what they deserve for their injuries, the experienced Louisiana attorneys at Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers, together with our outstanding trial preparation team, will work diligently to prepare for trial and put our clients in the best position possible to obtain a favorable judgement.