Why is having a trial attorney important when you need a lawyer for a personal injury claim?

A trial attorney is the type of attorney you want when you need a lawyer. If the lawyer is being truthful then he or she should demonstrate a willingness to take your case to court if need be. Not all cases end up in court, but a stubborn insurance company may necessitate filing a lawsuit to recover the settlement you deserve. 

Attorney Should Be Prepared for Trial 

There’s no way to tell if your case will go to court at the start of filing your personal injury claim. The reason personal injury claims turn into lawsuits is because the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement for your damages. Even the best trial attorney is not always able to negotiate a fair settlement out of court, but will be prepared to pursue the case before a judge and/or jury. 

Lawyers who advertise being “aggressive” with cases should be ready to go to court to fight for your rights. If you’re not proactive about asking the lawyer if he or she has relevant trial experience, you’re taking a gamble on whether or not you’ll be able to achieve the settlement to which you’re entitled. 

Don’t Let Your So-Called Trial Lawyer Back Out of Going to Court 

If you have a lawyer that won’t go to court, he or she may try and talk you into accepting a settlement that just won’t cut it when it comes to fully compensating you for your injuries. When you need a lawyer, it’s worth the effort now to make sure you find one who is prepared to go to trial. 

If you’re left dizzy by lawyer ads that make lots of promises, read my book, The Truth About Lawyer Advertising. If you’d like to review your case with a trial attorney, call Ben Glass Law at 703-584-7277 to schedule a consultation.