No, not all Personal Injury Cases have to go to Trial in Court. In fact, although lawyers should prepare each case as if it will be tried to a Jury Verdict, the vast majority of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Cases settle before Trial.

At some point, sometimes before a Lawsuit is filed and sometimes after, the insurance company decides to realistically value the case and then it can be resolved without the stress, expense and risk of a Trial.

The benefit of a settlement is certainty and closure for both the injured person and the insurance company. Each side knows that the case will be over for an agreed upon compensation number.

Nevertheless, a small percentage of cases cannot be settled and must be tried. Consequently, it’s crucial to choose a Personal Injury Lawyer with trial experience who will properly prepare your case and be ready, willing and able to try it in Court!

Tim Rayne is a Pennsylvania Personal Injury lawyer who is a Partner in the Chester County based Law Firm MacElree Harvey. For over 25 years, Tim has been helping clients negotiate settlements and trying Personal Injury Cases. Contact Tim for a Free Consultation concerning your Car Accident, Slip and Fall, Medical Malpractice or other Personal Injury Case at 610-840-0124 or or check out his website at


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