The vast majority of personal injury cases are resolved through settlement rather than trial. The first chance for settlement usually occurs shortly after medical treatment is completed. After medical bills and reports have been gathered, the plaintiff’s lawyer evaluates the case and informs the insurance company of their client’s settlement demand. If that does not wrap up the case, a second opportunity for settlement arises once the lawsuit has been filed. The insurance company realizes after a lawsuit has been filed that the plaintiff is serious and that it will have to start paying its attorneys if it wants to continue the case. Beyond that, the parties can entertain the opportunity for settlement anytime before the jury rules on the case. If you have been injured in an accident, please call The Law Office of Riedmiller, Andersen and Scott LLC.