Will my case go to trial?
Not all personal injury cases proceed to trial. Often times, cases settle out of court or without having to file a lawsuit. However, there are circumstances where proceeding to trial may be the only way for you to obtain justice.
It is extremely important to choose an attorney who is comfortable in the courtroom and is experienced in trying personal injury cases. It is not enough that an attorney be experienced in “handling” cases, but has never gone to trial.
If your personal injury case proceeds to trial, the burden rests solely on the plaintiff to prove every element of their case by a preponderance of the evidence, which means a fact is more probably true than not.
In addition to having to establish the other driver is liable for the crash, it is also necessary that the plaintiff prove that all his/her injuries sustained from the crash were caused and are causally related to the car crash. Because the defendant (or at fault driver) does not bear any burden of proof, he can sit back and not say a word during the entire trial. It is important that your personal injury attorney be experienced and compelling in presenting all the evidence at trial to meet this burden of proof.
Ms. Odama is an experienced trial lawyer with over 60 jury trials under her belt. In 2011, she was accepted into the prestigious three-week Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming, where she further honed her trial skills. We understand how important it is that a jury hears your story. Being able to effectively convey your story can make or break your case. We get results.