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Steven M. Sweat, Personal Injury Lawyers, APC
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Has the Lawyer Taken Cases to Trial in the Past?

The vast majority of injury cases are settled before they ever reach trials. However, it is important for you to find lawyers who have taken cases to trial. Some cases do not reach a resolution and must be litigated at trial. If your claim is not settled, you will want to have a litigator who is experienced at taking cases to jury and bench trials. Ask lawyers if they have taken cases to trial in the past, and ask them what their success rate at trial has been. Insurance companies are much likelier to offer fair settlements when they are dealing with attorneys who have reputations as strong litigators.

There are many personal injury attorneys who never take cases to trial. Instead, they simply settle all of the claims that they handle as quickly as possible. Choosing a lawyer who never goes to trial may not be the best idea. When insurance companies know that a lawyer is willing to go to trial, they are likelier to make higher settlement offers so that they can avoid the costs of litigation and the possibility of verdicts against them. Ask the attorney who you are considering how many cases he or she has taken to trial and what his or her record is on them. It is also important for you to understand that the vast majority of claims are settled before trial. While your claim will likely reach a settlement, you still should find a lawyer who is willing to fight for you through trial if it is necessary.

Client Reviews
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I have known Steven for some time now and when his services were required he jumped in and took control of my cases. I had two and they were handled with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. He went the extra mile regardless of the bumps in the road. I can not see me using any other attorney and I would recommend him to any of my family and friends. Josie A.
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Steven was vital during our most trying time. He was referred by a friend after an accident that involved a family member. While he was critical and lying in the hospital, Steven was kind, patient and knowledgeable about what we were going through. Following our loss, Steven became a tough and aggressive negotiator and made sure that we receive a huge compensation. I would refer Steven in fact, this happened 2 years ago and I still speak highly of his service. Cheryl S.
★★★★★
Mr. Sweat is a pitbull in the courtroom as well as settlement negotiations - You can't have a better equipped attorney in your corner! It is a pleasure working as colleagues together on numerous cases. He can get the job done. Jonathan K.
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Because of Steven Sweat, my medical support was taken care of. Plus, I had more money to spare for my other bills. Steven is not only an excellent personal injury lawyer, providing the best legal advice, but also a professional lawyer who goes beyond his call of duty just to help his clients! He stood up for me and helped me get through the process. I would definitely recommend. I couldn't think of any better lawyer than him. MiraJane C.
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I must tell anyone, if you need a great attorney, Steve sweat is the guy! I had an awful car accident and had no idea where to turn. He had so much to deal with because my accident was a 4 car pile up. Not to mention all the other cars were behind me and they were not wanting to settle in any way! He never stopped working for me and had my best interest at heart! Audra W.