WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF WINNING MY CASE?

ANSWER: That also depends on the facts and like the preceding question can only be answered, after all necessary information has been gathered and evaluated. And remember, “win” is a relative term. While you may win a case against someone who rear ends you while you are stopped waiting for a light to change, the jury may not award all of the damages which you request. Remember, jurors are asked to make two determinations: first, each parties’ fault, if any, and second, the total amount of damages. The judge then multiplies each parties’ percentage of fault against the total damages and that is the amount they must pay, or the amount the plaintiff cannot recover if found to be at fault. Sometimes it is easy to win a case but difficult to recover fair and adequate compensation for your damages. For instance, you might win a judgment but find it is uncollectible if the losing party has no money or insurance to pay. Or, even if they have the ability to pay some or all of the judgment, they may refuse which means you will have to pursue further legal procedures to collect what is owed.