What is the Difference Between a Verdict and a Settlement?
One of the most common questions I get is: What is the difference between a verdict and a settlement? While they both end in the case closing, they're very different. When it comes to a verdict, that only happens when you go in fron of a jury. Juries are scary and they are unpredictable. You never know what's going to happen. A settlement is guaranteed. You along with your attorney decide the amount that the case is going to settle for and you have certainty. It's not left to the hands of 12 individuals.
Clients often come to me and say "Why do i need an attorney?". It's pretty simple, the other side, the insurance companies and the corporations, they have attorneys and they're working from day one. They have investigators and lawyers trying to mount a defense and you need someone to stand by you and know they have your back. So, getting an attorney early, allows you to have the representation you need and to have someone in your corner battling for you.
You know, one of the great things aobut the Wilshire Law Firm is we're not a small operation that has one attorney and a receptionist. And while those types of law firms are fantasic, we have a team of over 60 people. We have a team dedicated just to property damage, a team dedicated just to answering intake calls. You have a dedicated team with a senior trial attorney, with an associate lawyer, a paralegal, as well as an assistant. You're also given a dedicated case manager to help you through the day to day of your case, to help you get the medical attention that you need, to see the doctors to make you feel better and to get you on the road to recovery.