When you are injured in an auto accident, construction accident or other serious accident, you deserve to be fully compensated for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages. In order to ensure you receive the just compensation you deserve, it is essential to have a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer committed to you and your case. The injury attorneys at Gill, Ladner & Priest, PLLC, will take your case seriously and commit the time and resources your case deserves.
Nationally over 90 percent of civil cases settle prior to trial. Settlement is generally in the best interest of all parties involved. By resolving personal injury claims through a negotiated settlement, the case is resolved quicker, providing much needed compensation to injured clients in a timely manner. Therefore, injured people are capable of moving on past the lawsuit and focus on regaining control of their life. A negotiated settlement is beneficial to the defendant (usually the liable insurance company) because it minimizes negative exposure to the person or company. It also enables the liable party to avoid the risk of a jury verdict.
Sometimes, a defendant will not offer a fair and reasonable settlement. Minimal compensation is offered, even though the insurance company (or other liable party) is fully aware of the true value of the case. If this happens your lawyer needs to be prepared to take your case before the jury. Our firm is dedicated to serving our clients’ needs. We have the skill and perseverance to take on ruthless insurance companies before a judge or jury.
Recently, we represented a client in which the defendant, an 18 wheeler tractor trailer driver, would not make a fair settlement offer for negligence in causing a serious
trucking accident. On the eve of trial, the defendant finally made an offer of $650,000. Neither our attorneys nor our client felt this settlement offer was fair compensation for the serious injuries which resulted. We vigorously went to trial. The jury returned a verdict of $1,500,000 for our client.
One never knows what a jury will do. However, you need an attorney that is willing to try your case in court if a fair and reasonable settlement is not offered. Gill, Ladner & Priest, PLLC is willing and has the resources to bring your case to the best possible resolution.
Contact our Jackson, Mississippi, personal injury attorneys to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.