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Why settle?

Why settle?

It's still rare for a case to be tried, but many cases go all the way to the courthouse steps. About 90% of cases settle prior to trial. The trial is a very expensive and time-intensive process. It's important that clients know the risks and potential rewards of going to trial. A lot of times the threat of trial is what is important, the closer a case proceeds to trial, the more reasonable the parties become and cases settle.

Every case is different and comes with its own set of unique circumstances. Thus, it is important to note that the past successes mentioned on this site may not apply to your circumstances. There are different factors that can affect each person's settlement amount, including:

  • the type and severity of the injury;
  • the total amount of medical bills;
  • whether long-term treatment/care is required;
  • whether the injury prevents the person from working temporarily or permanently;
  • the emotional impact the event and injury has on the person.

This is a short list of factors that can affect a verdict or settlement amount. There is no system to calculate the amount of compensation a person will receive. One thing to keep in mind is that in order to obtain the full amount of the personal injury compensation you deserve, you should hire an experienced and qualified Sacramento attorney who will advocate tirelessly on your behalf.

Types of Personal Injury Settlements

The O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm is committed to helping people obtain the full amount of compensation they are entitled to by law. Some examples of past settlements and verdicts include:

  • $7 million verdict - paralysis case;
  • $4.5 million settlement - complex product liability case;
  • $4.25 million jury verdict - construction site accident;
  • $2.3 million jury verdict - wrongful death case;
  • $2 million policy limit settlement - work-related injury;
  • $1.4 million jury verdict - premises liability case against Wal-Mart;
  • $750,000 policy limit settlement - automobile accident case.

For more information or to discuss your personal injury claim, contact a personal injury attorney at the Elk Grove-based O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm today.

DISCLAIMER:  This article is not a substitute for legal advice and in no way constitutes legal advice or gives rise to an attorney-client relationship. Adequate counsel is fact-dependent and requires independent analysis and inquiry specific to your situation and circumstances. This article is simply meant as a guide to explain in general and brief terms certain issues and serves to provide general information. Contact O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm at 916-714-8200 if you require legal help or wish to seek legal advice for your specific legal issue(s).