When looking for a personal injury lawyer, some people are confused by the differences between a litigator and a trial attorney. While both are lawyers, there are some distinct differences in skill sets and specialties. Depending on the nature of your injury claim, you may need one, the other, or both. In this blog, the team at ER Injury Attorneys explains some of the key differences between trial attorney vs. litigator in the context of personal injury law.
Trial Attorney vs. Litigator in the Most Basic Sense
In the simplest terms, the difference between these two types of personal injury attorneys can be summed up by the following:
- A litigator’s goal is to reach a settlement for their client
- A trial attorney’s goal is to win a court case for their client
Naturally, there’s a lot more detail and nuance that further differentiates the differences between these types of legal professionals. One of the key points for injury victims to understand is that less than 4% of personal injury cases go to trial, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse (BJSC). With that in mind, you can start to see many personal injury law firms are primarily comprised of litigators. However, that does not mean that you should select a firm made up entirely of litigation attorneys.
What You Should Look For in Litigators and Trial Lawyers
If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by the recklessness or negligence of another party then you should definitely seek the services of an experienced firm like ER Injury Attorneys. Our team of award-winning attorneys has extensive experience as litigators and trial lawyers. Here are some of the things that you should look for in both.
What You Want in a Litigator
- Experience negotiating with insurance companies
- Understanding of “delay, deny, defend” tactics commonly used by insurance companies
- Understanding of how to defeat those tactics
- Ability to accurately assess the true value of your injury claim
What You Want in a Trial Attorney
- Experience selecting a favorable jury
- Superior oral communications skills
- Ability to compel jury members and judges
- Ability to explain complex situations and monetary requests in simple ways
As mentioned above, the team at ER Injury Attorneys has experience in both aspects of law. This includes decades of combined experience in pretrial negotiations with insurance companies, as well as representing clients in courtrooms.
Although most of the cases we handle are settled before they go to court, our team is prepared for every possible outcome, including a trial. We want our clients to feel that their case is being handled in the best manner possible, whether we settle it with the insurance company or through a jury.
Contact ER Injury Attorneys
The staff at ER Injury Attorneys will do everything possible to make sure that you get maximum compensation for your injury claim. This includes money for medical expenses, ongoing treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our lawyers have won millions of dollars for injury victims throughout Southern Nevada, including Las Vegas, Henderson, Pahrump, Boulder City, and Laughlin. Additionally, our team takes great pride in treating each client with the compassion and respect they deserve.
For high-level legal representation combined with a true commitment to customer care, contact ER Injury Attorneys by phone at 702-878-7878 and online through LiveChat or encrypted contact form. Consultations are free and you do not pay any legal fees unless money has been recovered on your behalf. Don’t wait. Take the first step towards the settlement you deserve by contacting us today.