Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury or damage to property.
What No One Tells You About Personal
Personal injury lawsuits are something that most people are glad to avoid in life: because when they
hit, they're all-consuming. But, whether you were in a car accident or someone harmed you, it's
important to get your day in court so that you can gain back some of what you lose in those moments.
Unfortunately, court cases are full of surprising details many don't know but are vital to whether you
can win or lose a case.
Only Ten Percent Go to Court
Out of the mass amount of legal
meetings that happen every year
based on personal injuries: only ten
percent of these go to court. The
other ninety percent settles out of
court by either discussing the case
with both parties or by one of the
parties offering a paid settlement
that will cover a portion of what the
injury victim is asking for.
Don't be afraid to talk to a
professional and discuss what might be the best option for you and if a settlement could be your
Of Those That Go to Court, Only Ten Percent Win
Of the ten percent of personal injury suits that go to court: only one in ten wins. That means out of
every personal injury lawsuit that happens in a year; the win percentage is around 1%.
This is a devastatingly low number for many, but it's important to know so that you're prepared. If you
have a good case, and understand what you're doing, and choose a good lawyer, you still have great
chances, but you must be realistic about this.
Some Lawyers Won't Charge You if You Lose.
Many lawyers won't charge you if you lose if you discuss it ahead of time with them. They usually only
take on this risk if they're facing a case that they know they'll be able to win. Otherwise, this could be
seen as too risky.
If you're struggling financially and aren't sure if you can afford this case, talk to a personal injury
lawyer about your financial options and how they can help you when working on your case.
Social Media Can Kill Your Lawsuit
Social media is a large part