How often could people actually win their cases against insurance companies? 14 Answers as of May 25, 2015

How often do people actually get good settlement money from insurance companies? Is it even worth it?

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Gregory M Janks, PC
Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
Well that depends on a # of factors, such as the nature of the claim, the liability facts, the extent of damages, whether damages are continuing, etc. My suggestion would be to get a free consultation (on the phone or in person) with a local personal injury attorney that regularly handles the type of case you may have. They can explore more of the details with you, let you know how the law is trending in your kind of case and in your jurisdiction, and give you a possible range of results that may occur if you present the claim. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/25/2015
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
You seem to be asking two questions: how often can you get a good settlement from an insurer, and how often can you win in court. The answer, of course, is that it depends on the facts of the case, and how persuasively they are presented to the insurer and to the judge or jury. Retain an experienced personal injury lawyer. It's almost always worth it. Good Luck.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 5/22/2015
Adler Law Group, LLC
Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
The response entirely depends on the nature and type of case you are referring to. The insurance companies have a legal duty to pay reasonably for their insured's negligent conduct. How much depends on numerous factors. Most of the time they will pay far less to those that don't have legal counsel who are experienced.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 5/22/2015
Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A.
Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A. | John W. Merting
The vast majority of cases are settled, especially the smaller ones. Insurance companies only settle case when they believe it is in their best economic interest to do so.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 5/22/2015
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
Of the cases that go to trial, most are won by the insurance company. Consult with a lawyer.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/22/2015
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
    Hard to say with respect to the qualification of "good" settlement money. The axiom is: "a good settlement is one in which both sides walk away unhappy" The Plaintiff's lawyers try to get the insurance companies to pay more than they want to pay and the Defendant's lawyers try to get the Plaintiffs to take less than what they want to take. As for a "win" at trial, I'd say less than 50% of the time, because juries tend to be skeptical. As for success overall, I'd say its pretty good because there is a screening process: I can't tell you the number of potential cases I've turned down because I didn't think the case would be strong enough; I'm sure every Plaintiff's lawyer does the same. So, when we do present a case, it usually does have at least some merit, though some are stronger than others, and some are long-shots. Yeah, it's worth it.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 5/22/2015
    Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C.
    Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C. | Richard M. Levy
    If another person was and fault and you have injuries you should win. Hire a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 5/22/2015
    Ty Wilson Law | Ty Wilson
    Depends on too many factors. You need to provide more details.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 5/22/2015
    Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
    A simple question that would take a book to fully answer. Whether its worth it, I can't answer without more facts. Why not get a free conference with an injury lawyer?
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/21/2015
    James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C.
    James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
    Most cases settle. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 5/21/2015
    End, Hierseman & Crain, LLC | J. Michael End
    What will happen will depend on the facts of your case. If you were seriously injured and it was the other person's fault, it will probably be a good idea to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. A case would have to be filed within three years of the date you were injured.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 5/21/2015
    Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
    Your question makes no sense. It is much too broad. Each case depends upon it own facts, etc. Insurance companies try to pay out as little as they can but their insureds are sued all the time and sometimes collect large sums.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/21/2015
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    The settlement depends on the damages, see an attorney with the details.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/21/2015
    Barry Rabovsky & Associates
    Barry Rabovsky & Associates | Barry Rabovsky
    Can you say whether your claim involves compensation for an accidental injury?
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 5/21/2015
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