By Shaun Murphy
Reasons Personal Injury Cases Go to the High Courts
According to statistical data, close to 80% of personal injury claims settle out of court. While many are able to reach mediation in the pretrial period, there are times when personal injury cases must be heard by the High Courts. Typically these cases are the most complex; however cases where arbitration has failed and where there is a question in liability will also go to the higher courts.
A Coachella Valley personal injury lawyer will make every attempt at reaching a settlement in arbitration. In addition, if your case needs to go to trial, a good Coachella Valley personal injury attorney will fight hard to get you what you deserve.
Examples of Personal Injury Cases that go to the High Court
As mentioned above, cases that involve medical malpractice and personal injury cases for medical negligence are common. It can be difficult to prove liability in these types of claims due to the fact that it’s difficult to assert what was negligence and what was beyond the control of the attending physician. Some surgeries and birth complications carry mortality and injury risks that are outside the control of medical science. Therefore the high courts must ascertain that the attending physician was actually negligent and caused something that could have been prevented.
Other cases that go to the High Court typically involve appeals or requests for modifications on a previous judgment. For example, the lower courts came to a disposition where one party was liable to pay the injured parties medical bills and the injured party finds the compensation was not enough to cover their medical bills; they may seek an additional ruling in the higher courts. Whatever the case, your Coachella Valley personal injury legal counsel will assist you from start to finish.