How frequently do auto accident personal injury cases get settled out of court? 14 Answers as of August 19, 2015

How frequently do auto accident personal injury cases get settled out of court?

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Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
Statistically, over 95% get settled.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/19/2015
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
Around 90-95% of the time.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/19/2015
Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C.
Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C. | Richard M. Levy
Most of the time.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/18/2015
Gregory M Janks, PC
Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
I'm not sure if there are any statistics on this or not - and if there are, they would vary by State and County. Also it is more likely that a case with good liability and clear damages will settle, and less likely that a case with questionable liability or damages will settle. There may also be variability with who the insurers are and if their current policy is to try most cases or to settle most cases. Other variables that can impact whether a case settles or not can include, who the Judge is, who the lawyers are, whether the evidence is more favorable to 1 side or the other, etc. All that being said, it's probably more typical that 60 to 70% of all auto neg cases settle out of court and the balance go to trial. Of course, the specific facts/factors in your case will determine what is more likely than not in your case.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/18/2015
Bulman Law Associates PLLC Injury Law Firm
Bulman Law Associates PLLC Injury Law Firm | Thomas Bulman
90% of all lawsuits, a small percentage of the total number of claims, settle.
Answer Applies to: Montana
Replied: 8/18/2015
    Gregory S. Shurman, LLC
    Gregory S. Shurman, LLC | Gregory S Shurman
    Most personal injury cases do settle out of court. Only a fraction require a lawsuit and even less end up in a trial.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 8/18/2015
    Adler Law Group, LLC
    Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
    90% or more of the time.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 8/18/2015
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Most commonly, almost all civil litigations are settled short of actual trial. That being said, it is most common that the case will have to be filed in order to start serious negotiations and eventually reach a settlement. Therefore the process is not particularly fast.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/18/2015
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