So why do some lawyers choose to try cases and other don’t. First of all, trying cases is a very time consuming process. It takes not only a lot of the attorney’s time, but it takes a lot of staff time. Generally the staff that a lawyer hires to handle the litigation side of their practice has a lot of technical skill and expertise, which is difficult to find and those employees usually tend to make a higher income than non-litigation staff.
Also, the expense of funding a case is one reason some lawyers choose not to try cases. Case costs are extremely expensive as the average litigation case can cost in excess of $50,000.00 to $100,000.00 in cost to try to verdict. Additionally, some cases, with bigger injuries, require more costs and can easily equal $100,000 to $250,000 in costs. As I’ve discussed in other blogs, most lawyers agree to front the costs themselves and get reimbursed from any settlement or judgment obtained against the Defendant via verdict. However, if the attorney loses the case, they lose their money and will not have the ability to recover it. Therefore, many lawyers don’t want to loose $50,000 or more in case costs on a case.
The office of Christopher Ligori & Associates is proud of the fact that they are extremely aggressive when litigating cases and that the attorneys within the law firm have tried well over 100 jury trials to verdict. All of the attorneys in the office are AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell which is a peer review rating that less than 1% of trial lawyers are able to obtain.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto or any other type of accident, we at Christopher Ligori & Associates are here to help. Call us at 877-444-2929 and we will be happy to assist you with your loss wage clam, as well as your bodily injury claim, under-insured motorist claim, property damage and any other type of claim that you are entitled to make if you are injured in an auto crash.