Friday, October 7, 2011
HOW MUCH IS MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH? What are my chances at trial?
The most recent national study conducted by the Department of Justice offers some interesting data on trials, generally, and degree of success, specifically. According to the data, only 3% of personal injury cases make it to trial. Plaintiffs win about 60% of the time. Take the time to discuss this with a Baltimore personalinjury lawyer. Every plaintiff, in my experience, thinks they have a case. Not everyone thinks they have a great case. Some do. But everyone thinks they "have a case". So, all those folks with cases, average to great, win a little more than ½ the time. A personal injury plaintiff in a tort case is most likely win in an animal attack case [75% win]. About 2 out of 3 automobile accident victims win. Most medical malpractice plaintiffs do not win [23%]. Most products liability plaintiffs in non-asbestos cases do not win [19%]. Outcome at trial is always risky. A seasoned Baltimore personal injury lawyer can improve your chances. [Statistics from Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, Langotn and Cohen, Bureau of Justice Statistics].