Q: I have a personal injury case in Bronx ny. The case was brought in 2017 finally I have a settlement conference
Is it likely that a settlement number will be discussed or is it likely that there will be more settlement conferences! Discovery is finish and all appeals to get the case thrown out has been denied! Should I expect a number from the Attourney? Or will there be more settlement conferences thank you
A: It depends. Have you ever made a settlement demand? That's usually the first step in any settlement negotiations. If this is the first time your case is on for a settlement conference then it's not likely that the defendant will have any authority to offer money as getting the authority is a process. The Court will probably bring you back for a few more conferences to settle your case. If, after several conferences, it appears that your case cannot be settled without a trial, you'll be referred to the Special Trial part.
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A: Congratulations on reaching a settlement conference. That's a major milestone. In terms of figures, that could depend on demands, discussions, and progress to date between your attorney and defense counsel. There could be subsequent conferences, but only your attorney could speculate there, based on their assessments thus far. Good luck for a successful outcome to your case.
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