Is it true that in a car accident disposition court date the other side will usually settle literally on the court steps or in the court room right before the judge comes out and if so is this because they know they are going to lose? if this happens am i able to demand more than i had anticipated in the first place. Sorry for the stretched questions.
1 Answer from Attorneys
This is really more of a personal injury question than a traffic one, but the answer should be the same. ALL court cases, whether it be civil, criminal, traffic, probate, etc., are subject to a settlement. The reason is because no person, including attorneys and even judges, can predict what will happen with a jury in any given case. However, your attorney is the best person to ask as to whether or not a case is worth the risk of a trial. There a million dollar verdicts and $0 verdicts, on the same set of facts. There are a lot of innocent people in jail, just as sometimes the guilty go free.
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