How likely is it that my case will go to trial?
Every case involving a drunk driver is different. In order to reach a settlement, the drunk driver’s insurer must first accept that their client was at fault. They must also make a fair compensation offer.
It is quite common for drunk driver-related crashes to be settled out of court. The insurer knows that there is usually scientific evidence that the driver was impaired. This proof is very convincing to jurors and drastically improves your odds of being awarded damages.
Jurors have a history of ruling against drunk drivers. When this happens, there is a chance that you could be awarded a large amount in damages. The insurance company’s legal team will likely want to avoid trial if at all possible.