Coeur d’Alene Personal Injury Lawyer
The Coeur d’Alene personal injury lawyers and attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm have provided exceptional service to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho accident and injury clients for many years. The injury lawyers in Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho at the Parke Gordon Law Firm represent clients injured in accidents such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and semi truck accidents as well as other personal injuries such as bicycle accident, slip and fall accidents or dog bite injuries. If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm to handle your case. Personal injury attorney Mat Parke is an aggressive and trusted Harvard law grad with years of experience handling personal injury cases. The Coeur D’ Alene personal injury attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm strive to obtain the best possible settlement for each of our personal injury clients. Call us now for a free consultation at (509) 482-7274.
Will My Personal Injury Case Settle or Go to Trial?
A common question clients of Parke Gordon Law Firm ask is “Will my personal injury case settle or go to trial?” Many people fear to hire an attorney because they think they will have to appear in court. The fact is only four percent to five percent of all personal injury cases in the United States go to court. 95 to 96 percent of all personal injury cases are settled pretrial. These statistics are from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin, Federal Tort Trials and Verdicts.
Is it Necessary to Go to Trial?
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm will work hard to prevent the need for a trial by building a strong case demonstrating how likely you are to receive a court verdict in your favor. This is one reason why if we don’t think you have a good case, we won’t take it on in the first place.
Insurance companies and the other parties will do whatever they can to pay you as little compensation as possible. They will even go so far as to try to make you look like the guilty party. This is exactly why you need an experienced and trusted attorney on your side. Let the trusted, aggressive and experienced attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm help you beat Goliath!
Can a Jury Affect Your Injury Settlement?
If your personal injury case has had to go to court, you may be wondering if a jury can affect your injury settlement. When it comes to deciding a settlement, it is important to understand how juries decide personal injury cases. There are many factors that can determine how a jury can affect your injury settlement. The calculation of an award from a jury can vary due to four main factors as follows.
Multiple Parties Liable
If more than one driver is said to be responsible for a car accident, a jury is asked to determine liability. Depending on what happened in the accident, any jury award or settlement could be reduced for all parties involved if found at fault. Apportionment of liability is the legal term used when determining liability among multiple parties.
The amount a person can recover for damages incurred from an accident often is put at an upper limit or a “cap.” Depending on the local court rules for your case, a jury could return a verdict in excess of the cap.
In most cases, a jury is not made aware of the damage cap prior to deliberating. A jury delivers their award, and the judge will reduce the amount to the allowable cap under the law.
Economic Damages in the Future
Sometimes after an accident, the victim is injured too badly to return to work. If this is the case, they can be awarded a settlement for future economic damages. The continuing loss of income or loss of future wages is paid at the time a jury award is made and not sometime in the future.
Using interest rates, actuarial tables, and other financial means, a jury must determine the value of your future damages in today’s dollars. This value changes over time due to inflation and other factors.
Collateral Source Payments
Payments made by entities other than the defendant used to pay your settlement are known as collateral source payments. For example, medical insurance payments are collateral source payments. An injury settlement amount could be reduced to pay back insurance that originally paid your medical bills.
Client Reviews of Parke Gordon Law Firm in Spokane
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Should I Accept an Offer of Compromise from the Insurance Company?
Deciding whether to settle depends on a variety of factors. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney will greatly help to make such decisions. A personal injury attorney from Parke Gordon Law Firm will be able to advise you on this important decision. Or if the offer is completely unreasonable, the attorney will fight aggressively to get a fair settlement offer. The attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm are trusted, aggressive and experienced. We know how to handle the insurance company to ensure our clients will receive a fair settlement offer.
Making a Decision
When you don’t know how your case will be handled in court or if the insurance will make a better offer, it is difficult to know what to do. Consider how the insurance company is arriving at the settlement offer. Have they taken into consideration pain and suffering? The cost of all medical bills, etc.? In addition, have the injuries and damages made permanent changes to your lifestyle or ability to work in the future? These are all things to make sure the insurance company is taking into consideration before accepting a settlement offer.
Costs and Expenses for an Injury Lawyer
A few costs and expenses involved with a personal injury case may include medical bills, lost wages, or property damages from an accident. Let us help you deal with the insurance companies regarding these costs. We will fight to get you every penny you deserve. No attorney fees will be collected until your case is settled. Call now for a free consultation.
Free Consultation of Your Personal Injury Case
At Parke Gordon Law Firm we offer a free consultation with an experienced Coeur d’Alene personal injury attorney. This is your opportunity to discuss your case free of charge with a knowledgeable attorney that can advise you about your case. Call our Spokane law office now at (509) 482-7274. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case.
Mat and his team are very professional and were highly concerned with every aspect of my claim, The follow up by Randi was also exemplary and greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend this law firm. Also my claim was settled for considerably more than I expected. Thank You
I really appreciate Mat Parke and his team. They treated me like family and did a great job of taking care of me. Mat offers a great combination of skill, toughness, honest insight, and caring.
Spokane, Washington Law Office
Our Spokane, Washington law firm services clients in and surrounding Spokane, including for injuries and accidents in Spokane Valley and injuries and accidents in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Visit or call our Spokane law firm today.
421 W Riverside, Suite 256
Spokane, WA 99201