Premises Liability Settlements vs. Trials - What to Expect in Dallas Tx
Despite how many premises liability personal injuries occur in the area, there are comparatively few premises liability trials in Dallas, TX. In fact, The Journal of American Judges Association released a study estimating that hardly 3% of civil trials end up going to court.
However, there are positive and negative aspects to both settling out of court and going to trial. While settling outside of court is typically easier and faster, the Dallas personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw can help you identify your best path towards winning your maximum financial compensation after you have suffered a premises liability personal injury.Steps and Stages of a Premises Liability Lawsuit
The majority of premises liability cases will follow a similar basic process, beginning with your decision to hire an attorney to represent your case. After your attorney decides to work with you, the trial process for premises liability in Dallas proceeds with collecting evidence and investigating the circumstances of your accident.
Depending on your accident and the simplicity of such a case, it is possible that a lawyer will recommend speaking with the at-fault party and their insurance providers on your behalf. This leads to negotiating settlements for premises liability and, if the at-fault party agrees to award you your maximum compensation, then the case may settle out of court. If an agreement is not reached, the litigation process begins:
- Discovery is the first stage of a trial process, where the at-fault party and the victim provide evidence and witnesses to assign, or avoid, taking responsibility for your damages.
- Winning premises liability compensation in Dallas is rarely a simple endeavor. However, additional negotiations can take place at any point between filing your case and actually going to the trial. If the at-fault party decides to reach a settlement then the case resolves cleanly from that point without beginning the trial proper.
- If no settlement is agreed upon, the case goes to trial. It is then that our team advocates for you in the courtroom so that a judge or jury can determine if you are owed compensation.
- A successful trial results in you winning the full compensation you are due, the total of which is based on your claimed damages and the percentage of fault held by the liable party.
At Carabin Shaw, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis. This means that your Dallas premises liability case is our top priority, and you only pay us for our services once your case has your financial compensation has been won, whether the case goes to trial or is settled outside of court.How Many Cases in Dallas Are Premises Liability?
So why do most premises liability cases end up with a settlement outside of court? Largely, because of how common these accidents are.
Dallas is home to several immense malls. These include the NorthPark Center, which covers a gross leasable area (GLA) of 2,000,000 square feet according to the International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Dallas Midtown mall, which covers a GSA of over 1,600,000 square feet.
These properties coupled with restaurants, public parks and thoroughfares, and other owned spaces represent huge territories where individuals can be injured on a daily basis. A premises liability accident can occur in any of these places, and it is often more affordable for property owners to settle out of court.Should Your Premises Liability Case Go to Trial?
Whether your case should go to trial depends on the circumstances of your accident, and our free case review allows you to get all the information you need from an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Carabin Shaw, we have fought for the rights of Dallas personal injury victims for over three decades, and you can see examples of the guidance we provide at Carabin Shaw’s client reviews.
After your personal injury, you deserve to work with a trusted attorney who will prioritize your best interests. To start this process call our English and Spanish-speaking staff, available 24/7 and toll-free, at 800-862-1260.
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