The best personal injury lawyers have experience in settlement negotiations and litigation. An attorney who has experience in settlement negotiations can easily switch gears and move into litigation mode if settlement negotiations break down. They have many years of experience in personal injury settlement negotiations with individuals and insurance companies.
Most attorneys prefer to negotiate a fair settlement for their clients. “Winning” a case through settlement means that there is much less stress on the injured. It also means that the injured may receive his or her settlement money faster than if the case goes to trial.
The best personal injury lawyers also have access to expert witnesses. Expert witnesses include medical experts, accident investigation experts and accident scene recreation experts. They put this information to use during settlement negotiations and litigation (should settlement negotiations break down) to get the best outcome possible for the plaintiff.
The best personal injury lawyers are also able to disseminate the information presented by the expert witnesses so that in the event of litigation, the lawyers can ask the appropriate questions and receive the answers needed to prove the case.