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Why Hire a Lawyer Who Tries Cases?

When the Opposition Sees Arnold & Itkin, They Know They're in for a Fight

Many personal injury law firms claim that they secure excellent results for their clients; however, not that many can actually produce a record of successful jury verdicts. This fact should not be surprising since about 95% of cases end in out-of-court settlements.

So does it matter if your lawyer regularly tries in court to a judge and jury? At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we believe that it does.

Here are the top reasons why it is essential to hire an attorney who tries cases:

  • Hiring an experienced trial lawyer gives you options.
    If you hire a lawyer who rarely goes to trial, the chances are that they will accept a low settlement offer instead of going to trial. If you have an attorney prepared to go to trial, a jury trial is always an option if you do not like the settlement offer being presented.
  • Your attorney's trial experience can be a bargaining tool.
    Defendants often don't want to go to trial. It is expensive, time-consuming, and embarrassing for them. A defendant will almost always be more likely to reach a fair settlement with you if the company knows that your lawyer can take the case to trial and win.
  • An attorney with trial experience has the confidence to deal with any situation.
    Sometimes, a company will not negotiate with you even when the facts are on your side. Often, companies make a strategic decision to offer nothing regardless of the circumstances. In that situation, trial is your only option. If your lawyer has won significant trials, then he or she will be ready to march into the courtroom with you at his side.
  • An experienced trial attorney can help bring you closure.
    Whenever two parties agree to settle a case, concessions must be made by both sides. A frequent caveat of settlement agreements, particularly in cases where wrongful deaths have occurred, is confidentiality. For bereaved family members who want to prevent other individuals from suffering the same types of loss, a large cash settlement will not offer closure. Only the public admission of guilt by a defendant can do that, and only a trial can secure that type of public acknowledgment.

If you or someone you know is considering hiring an attorney, one of the first questions to ask is what that lawyer's trial record looks like in the last 5-10 years. If a lawyer cannot produce a list of successful jury verdicts for you to examine, it is probably a good idea to look elsewhere for representation. Only an attorney with extensive courtroom experience can give you the highest quality of representation.

You deserve a team that won't settle for less than you deserve. Call us now at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation.

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
  • $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a substantial settlement for a man who suffered severe burns in an accident at his job. The settlement set a new record statewide for workers with similar injuries.
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