What should I expect during the suit?
As noted above, many defense attorneys will seek to settle out of court. The goal of this practice is to avoid drawn-out litigation and also to reduce the payout. When presented with a potential settlement, you will have the choice to either accept it or pursue more favorable terms.
If we cannot reach an out-of-court agreement with the defense, then we will need to go to trial. Defense attorneys in drunk driver crashes will often seek to avoid this. If we win at trial, there is a chance that the awarded amount will be higher than any of the settlement offers. However, the awarded amount may also be similar to or even less than one of the settlement offers. There are no guarantees. During the trial, the burden of proving that the defendant caused you harm falls on our team.