As skilled personal injury attorneys in Arizona, we know that the press does not provide an accurate description of the value of personal injury claims. This is not just opinion from a trial lawyer helping personal injury victims; in fact, it is backed up by government studies on the subject.
According to an account on a recent department of justice study, over 60% of all jury verdicts result in awards to plaintiffs of $50,000 or less. Thus, in spite of all of the claims of runaway juries and people hitting the “legal lottery” that we hear about, the truth is that juries apparently are very conservative in the verdicts they render.
This study relates to personal injury cases as a whole, rather than mentioning a specific plaintiff’s case. People who believe that juries will always understand the affect an injury has on the life of a plaintiff, and fail to recognize the importance of a lawyer who will take all necessary steps to increase the chances of justice, do so at their own peril. Not every case involving someone who has been hurt must be handled by a lawyer, but almost every serious injury victim would be well served to speak with a lawyer that can explain the likelihood of prevailing before a jury or the chances of getting a fair settlement. The common belief that juries are just giving away money to people who are not hurt is refuted by the experience of almost all top personal injury lawyers in Phoenix, and is now proven false by a nationwide study of jury verdicts.
If you or anyone you know is in need of a personal injury lawyer or just needs questions answered, take the time to call an experienced Arizona personal injury lawyer at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. who can provide the information needed to make the important decision on whether to hire a lawyer, and whom to hire.