Settlement can occur at any point in the progress of a case.
It is always our goal to prepare a case adequately, and settle with the insurance company before a lawsuit.
However, this is just not always possible. We cannot control how much the insurance company offers.
However, we can refuse to accept it and fight them for a better and more appropriate settlement. Lawsuits exist for this very reason.
Not for the greedy. Not because you “are mad and want revenge.” That is what insurance companies say because they don’t like the process.
Lawsuits take the decision out of the hands and control of insurance companies, and they don’t like it.
But we do. It means that the legal system works for our clients.
The good news is that most of our cases will settle “pre-litigation” (before a lawsuit is needed).
As for the others—those that require lawsuits—what percentage of those cases settle before trial? A very high percentage, like 97-98%.
You see, everyone prefers to settle, even insurance companies. They want to settle for THEIR number, and we want to settle for OUR number.
Lawsuits and the battle often narrow the field, and a good litigation attorney on your side makes all of the difference.
An experienced Phoenix personal injury TRIAL attorney, well-versed in the facts and law surrounding your case, will get you a better settlement. The statistics are evident in this.