Jury Verdict or Settlement – Which is Better for Your Case?

It’s Important to Know When to go to Trial and to Always Be Prepared

People have always enjoyed TV shows and movies about legal drama in the courtroom. LA Law, Boston Legal, Matlock, A Few Good Men, and Night Court, a comedy, are among dozens of examples.

To Kill a Mockingbird is considered by many to be the greatest novel ever written and was set mainly in a courtroom.

People love legal drama, as long as they aren’t directly involved.

Courtrooms are fascinating places where often serious, life-altering decisions are made by judges and juries. Attorneys who work inside courtrooms must understand the law and be highly skilled or they can hurt, not help their clients.

The truth is that most legal cases, both criminal and civil, never get to court. Cases are usually settled “out-of-court” and that often produces the best outcome for everyone.

Mediation is a great help in many cases. According to the website Florida Courts:

Mediation is a way for people who are having a dispute to talk about their issues and concerns and to make decisions about the dispute with the help of another person (called a mediator). A mediator is not allowed to decide who is right or wrong or to tell you how to resolve your dispute.  In mediation, you can try to find solutions that make sense to you and the other person in the dispute to resolve some or all of your concerns.

When someone is involved in a serious personal injury case such as a car, truck, or motorcycle crash, it’s very important to have legal advice and services from an attorney who knows when to negotiate a settlement, when to utilize a mediator, and when to go to trial. Sometimes we encounter cases where a settlement is expected and suddenly we must prepare for trial. It’s important to be prepared.

The primary goal for every personal injury attorney is to put their client’s goals first, meaning compensation for injuries, damages, and pain & suffering. People can return to the life they had before their injuries when the have the resources to do so. Medical and rehabilitation costs have skyrocketed in recent years, and time away from work makes it even more difficult to get back to normal.

The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has been helping people in south Florida get the money they need to move on in their lives. We investigate and probe every detail of every case so we know what the best plan of actions is.

Questions? Of course! That’s why we answer the phone 7 days a week and you will speak directly with an attorney when you call us at 954-356-0006.

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