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Will my case go to trial?

The Short Answer The short answer to this question is almost always no. In fact, only about 2 to 3 percent of all bicycle, motorcycle, pedestrian and auto accident cases end up in trial. At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers we try to settle every case where that is the best solution for our client, so they can move on ...
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Don’t personal injury attorneys want to take cases all the way to trial, so they can get a bigger fee?

It is true that most personal injury attorneys’ fees increase in percentage the further along a personal injury case gets. So, there can be an incentive for attorneys to push the cases into litigation and eventually a trial. I know of some personal injury lawyers who never even attempt to negotiate a settlement before throwing the case into litigation and ...
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What is mediation?

Many of the bicycle, pedestrian, motorcycle, car accident and Uber accident cases we handle at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers go through a process called Mediation. Mediation is an opportunity for the parties to get together to talk settlement, but with the help of a neutral third-party (the mediator) who doesn’t have a “stake” in the case. Mediations are when ...
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What is an independent medical evaluation?

In personal injury cases, an independent medical evaluation (“IME”) is usually requested by the defendant’s insurance company to determine causation, the extent of the medical treatment, whether the patient (plaintiff) has received maximum benefit from the treatment, and whether any permanent impairment or injury will remain after treatment. Independent medical examinations are typically requested by insurance carriers looking to get ...
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What is a deposition and what role does it play in my personal injury case?

The Logistics of a Deposition: Well, the technical definition of a deposition is an out-of-court statement given by a party or a witness under oath related to a legal case. The person giving his or her testimony is called the “deponent.” This person is usually questioned by one (or multiple) attorneys and is required to answer all questions to the ...
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What are interrogatories?

Interrogatories are the most common discovery tool. They are written questions asked by both sides to get a better idea of what evidence the adverse side has to support their case. The answering party is required to provide written responses signed under oath (under the penalty of perjury). Typically, in a personal injury case the answering party’s injury attorney will ...
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What is the Discovery Process in a Personal Injury Case?

If you are not able to settle your personal injury claim with the other party’s insurance carrier early on in the process, your personal injury attorney will file the lawsuit in your case and then you are in litigation. This means both parties are under the jurisdiction of the court in which the lawsuit is filed and must adhere to ...
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What is Involved in the Litigation of a Personal Injury Case?

I often have clients who want to settle their cases quickly without having to get too deeply involved in their case. I understand this, as most of my clients are hardworking, busy professionals who do not have time to stress about their personal injury case. However, in some instances, it is not possible to quickly settle the case. This is ...
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How long will it take to settle my personal injury case?

How long will it take to settle my personal injury case?This depends quite a bit on how long your medical treatment lasts. We cannot move forward with negotiations on the settlement of your case until your doctor reports that your injuries have stabilized or are completely resolved. We do not want to settle your case before you are physically ready ...
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