gavel_and_stethoscopeMaybe not, as most lawsuits are settled before trial. Whether your case goes to trial depends on the specific details of your personal injury claim. For example, the following factors may be relevant to whether your personal injury lawyer and the insurance company are able to agree on a settlement amount:

  • The extent of your injuries. Typically, the more significant your injuries, the harder it is to reach a fair settlement. The insurance carrier has more at stake and may try to keep your settlement as low as possible.
  • The evidence available in your claim. The quality of the evidence may be a factor in your settlement. Strong evidence that's hard to refute might make the insurance adjuster more likely to settle because the outcome at trial may be more certain.
  • Receiving a fair settlement. Ultimately, if the insurance carrier agrees to fair compensation, then a settlement can occur.

Our lawyers are skilled negotiators. We'll work hard to settle your claim before your case goes to trial.

Sometimes Personal Injury Trials Are Necessary

We understand you want the case resolved as quickly as possible. However, we believe you also deserve to make a fair recovery for injuries suffered and if a fair settlement cannot be reached then we're ready, willing, and able to go to trial to protect your rights.

The personal injury attorneys at Samples Ames PLLC are trial lawyers. We prepare every case to be decided by a jury in Fort Worth, Dallas, or anywhere else in Texas. Contact us for a free case evaluation if you have questions about your case.

Additionally, our lawyers are experienced in settlement negotiations, and we always remain open to reasonable offers. However, if we believe a settlement offer is inadequate, then you can be assured we'll take your case through trial.


James Ames
Helping personal injury and car / truck accident victims in Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Dallas and Fort Worth.

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