It is no secret that the number of cases that result in a jury trial has decreased dramatically over the past 20 years. Recent litigation surveys by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics found that the number of civil cases going to trial has decreased by 40%. When cases do go to trial over 50% of the cases are ruled in favor of the Plaintiff.
While it is true that most cases settle out of court well before the scheduled trial date, a good personal injury attorney should never be afraid to take the case to trial and should always be prepared to do so. Attorney Benny Agosto, Jr. prepares his case files by carefully reviewing the evidence in order to decide what testimony is needed for trial. This preparation sends a message to the defendant that the plaintiff has the necessary elements to be successful in court and that the plaintiff will not be bullied into taking a low settlement offer just to avoid litigation.