When you comes to fighting a personal case injury you would require an experience attorney so that you get maximum award to cover all your damage expanses. You would also want to be compensated for the pain you went through because of the injury. However, even you have hired the best attorney to fight for your case there will always be a lot of uncertainties. Hence you must have realistic expectations from your personal injury case.
The guarantee of winning the case
The meaning of the word ‘win’ is always considered to be the money that you will receive for your personal and property damage. The goal of every personal injury case is that the victim receives the award that will cover their physical and mental pain and suffering as well as pay for the medical expenses.
Purpose of a settlement
Before going in front of the judge or the jury your attorney might try to make a settlement with one or more insurance companies. A settlement with the insurance companies is the kind of business negotiation so that your expanses may be aid without you having to go to the trial. Most of the time people, organizations or insurance companies will try to avoid going to the trial because that would cost them more money.
Reason for the trial
In case your attorney is not able to come to an agreement with the defendant during the settlement then there will a need for the trial. It is always hard to predict that if a personal injury case will be settled outside the courtroom or will end up having a trial so it would be better that you are prepared for both situations.
Punishment of the defendant
You must know that during a personal injury case the goal is to not punish the defendant but rather assist you in receiving a settlement that will pay for the expanses that took place for your damages. In few cases (which are rare), you can get punitive damages in the case that the defendant has done something so terrible that need to go through a financial punishment in the interest of the public.
Response of the judge/jury
The jury and the judge will come to a decision as to what they think is best. Your attorney or yourself cannot influence the judge or the jury to make a decision that you want. The most that can be done is that your attorney presents the best arguments that will help you win your case. Apart from that whatever the judge decides will be unpredictable and you need to be ready for it.
Duration of the case
Every personal injury case have different durations according to the seriousness. Your attorney might be able to provide you with an estimate duration which will be particular to your case. There will be times when investigations will take longer than it usually does so you need to be prepared for all that is ahead.
Remember to go for an attorney that most experience in your type of case. An experienced attorney will be able to provide you with the suitable guidelines and will help you have the decision made in your favour.