Preparing Every Case for Trial
Great results come from being ready to go to trial
The American litigation system generally thrives on and greatly relies upon the settlement of cases. Whether that’s an actual money settlement prior to trial in an automobile accident or medical malpractice claim, or if it’s a reasonable plea bargain in one of many criminal or serious traffic matters, over 90% of all cases ultimately settle.
There are a variety of reasons that these cases settle. The fundamental purpose behind settlements are efficiency of the process and certainty of result for all parties involved. When a case settles, instead of going to trial, exposure is limited to the terms of the settlement, and there are no risky surprises that ultimately arise through the incredibly dynamic trial process.
Another reason that many cases settle is a lack of preparation to go to trial for one of the parties involved. Without being adequately prepared, you would be at a greater risk for a poor result by going to trial. Settling a case gives the ability to close a case without “doing the work” or being appropriately prepared for trial.
This preparation, or lack there of, also influences greatly the result of the settlement for the more prepared party. Granted, some cases are much better than others, sometimes a less than stellar case can achieve an above average settlement result because of the complete and thorough preparedness of the attorney handling that case.
Our offices takes great pride in our investigation of all of our cases, whether they are injury matters or criminal defense cases. We begin every case under the assumption that it will ultimately go to trial. That demands of our office and staff to invest a lot of time investigating the facts of a case early on, but it also means that we’re incredibly prepared to go to trial when the time comes.
Attorney Jobeth Bowers loves to go to trial. While not every case will go to trial, and a high level of preparation will result in more cases settling favorably, trial is always an option. Bowers has been taking cases to trial since he was in law school. As a law student, Jobeth Bowers was one of the first law students to ever have a trial by jury in Cecil County, Maryland. Through the Rule 16 law student clinic program, Bowers handled a variety of cases in both the District and Circuit Courts, and was able to take one all the way to trial.
Much of our office’s continuing legal study and education comes in the area of trial advocacy and trial techniques. If you are looking for a practice that is not afraid to take the right case to trial, and will prepare every case as if it will ultimately go to trial, then call 410-975-7000 to schedule a consultant to discuss your case.