If I file a personal injury lawsuit in Kentucky, will it always go to trial?

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Any Louisville personal injury lawyer should tell you that, no, not every personal injury lawsuit in Kentucky will go to trial. In fact, the vast majority do not – upwards of 90% of all injury lawsuits are settled out of court, before the actual trial process even begins.

Once your attorney files a lawsuit on your behalf, the process of litigation generally takes about 12 months from start to finish.

Cases that are unlikely to go to trial typically include accidents in which no serious injuries occurred or in which damages pertained only to property damage. Cases in which liability is clear, and the at-fault party acknowledges its role in the cause of the accident with relatively little dispute are also unlikely to go to trial.  

In some cases, a mediation conference is used to streamline the settlement process. The attorneys representing the plaintiff and defendant will agree on a mediator who will preside over the conference. Both attorneys will provide descriptions of their respective clients’ cases, and the mediator will act as the conduit between the parties until an agreement or settlement can be reached. These conferences are effective in about 50% of personal injury disputes.

If you have been injured in an accident that was the result of another person or party’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation. A Louisville personal injury lawyer can navigate you through the negligence laws and procedures that apply to your personal injury lawsuit in Kentucky. Consultations are no-cost and no-obligation, so schedule your case evaluation with an attorney and get reliable answers to your questions.

Contacting a Louisville Personal Injury Lawyer

A Louisville personal injury lawyer at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your personal injury lawsuit in Kentucky. If you’ve been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case1-888-450-4456 or 1-502-210- 8942.