When you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a person injury lawsuit for compensation. TV shows and movies have many Americans convinced that the trial process is swift and inevitable for most cases. Here are some statistics to help correct these misconceptions.
- 4% to 5% of personal injury cases in the U.S. go to trial
- 95% to 96% of personal injury cases are settled pretrial
- 90% of cases that go to trial end up losing
Most of the people who settle do so because they’re impatient with the long timeline involved—they don’t realize beforehand that trials can drag on for years. It’s also interesting to note that among the cases that do win at trial, the plaintiffs receive more when the case is in front of a trial judge rather than a jury.
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