Will My Car Accident Case Always Go To Trial?

AUTHOR: A.J. Bruning | April 28, 2015
Will My Car Accident Case Always Go To Trial?

When many people think of a lawsuit, they think of attorneys battling it out in court in front of a judge and jury as so often portrayed in movies and on television programs. Because these scenes can often be quite dramatic and intense, it is understandable why an injured individual may be hesitant to pursue filing a lawsuit against the person who caused their injuries. While it is true that some cases do go to trial, the large majority of cases never make it into the courtroom. In fact, statistics show1 that 95 to 96 percent of cases settle without ever having to go to trial.

There are many ways that an experienced lawyer will be able to seek the compensation you deserve without the need for a trial. Some of these are as follows:

  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Mediation2
  • Settlement negotiations

There are many stages in a case before trial that negotiations may take place, as well as different types of alternative dispute resolution tools to use.

Even if you are unable to settle your case and you must go to trial, the courtroom scenes are generally much less dramatic than portrayed on television. A skilled and experienced personal injury attorney will have a thorough understanding of all relevant laws and court procedures and will be adequately prepared to ensure your trial goes as smoothly and favorably as possible. For all of the above reasons, you should never hesitate to consult with a lawyer because you have a fear of going to trial.

Discuss Your Case With an Experienced Auto Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been involved in an auto accident, the last thing you want to do is go through a long, drawn-out legal battle. An experienced St. Louis car accident attorney will know how to handle your case as efficiently as possible and how to settle your case favorably out of court whenever possible. If you do have to go to trial, the lawyers at The Bruning Law Firm know how to represent your best interests and make the process as easy on you as possible. Call our office today for help at 314-735-8100.


If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured in an auto accident, contact The Bruning Law Firm today. We provide the comprehensive, professional legal representation you deserve at a time when you need it most.

Call or contact our office online today to schedule a free consultation.


  1. https://thelawdictionary.org/article/pre-trial-settlement-percentage-statistics-on-personal-injury-settlements/
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediation

A.J. Bruning


I was born and raised to represent individuals who have been needlessly injured. I mean that literally. At a young age my father would tell me about the clients he was representing. I would meet them and take pride in their admiration of my father. I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer and represent clients that needed my help.

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