Answer: The simple fact is that most lawsuits get settled before they go to trial. The reason for that is that it is very expensive and risky to go to trial. Even simple injury cases can generate attorney’s fees and court costs of $10,000-$20,000 and up for each side. And litigation always has risks. No attorney can guarantee a result if your case goes to trial. Any attorney who gives you guarantees in litigation should be avoided. Consider this: thousands of cases go to trial each year across the country and roughly half of all of those litigants lose.
So, since trials are expensive and risky, fewer and fewer trials are being held and the vast majority of cases are settled. Does that mean your case is guaranteed to settled? No, once again there are no guarantees, but it is highly likely that it will settle before trial.