Trial is a fluid process. Your personal injury lawyer needs to be prepared. The relevant legal issues must be researched, motions drafted, evidence presented, and witnesses prepared. Your lawyer’s relaxed and casual demeanor, often seen in the discovery phase, is replaced with a focused and determined advocacy at the time of trial.
Be aware: trial is often unpredictable. Lawyers will warn their clients that anything is possible. There are no guaranteed winners or losers in this game. Witnesses can back out, judges can make bad rulings and juries can be biased. An experienced lawyer can give you all the options necessary to determine if your case should go to trial. The uncertainty of trial is often why parties to settle. It is also a good reason to consider mediating your personal injury case when possible.
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