Q: Do you think my slip and fall lawsuit will go to trial?
I live in VA & was renting the basement of a single family home. Thursday night it snowed, Friday I get home & whoever they hired to shovel pushed the snow along the fence line. I took a picture of it, sent it to my landlord and asked who shoveled the driveway. She said she hired someone then said "I checked when I got home." Sunday morning I'm leaving for work & as I went through the gate I slipped & broke my fibula and had surgery with hardware installed. One week later my landlord texts me & says "I'm sorry about your leg, I meant to have my husband or son fix the snow but I've been so stressed I forgot." I am a hair stylist and 2 years later I'm still in so much pain. Lawsuit was filed February & my attorney asked for $1,000,000. Months later the law firm said they want to settle & by the end of September. I gave my deposition this past Tuesday. I know I can't be even 1% at fault. I'm nervous about going to trial and or not receiving any compensation. Thank you for your time
A: Ultimately whether or not you go to trial will depend upon you. It's your case, so you make the determination whether or not you will agree to settle or go to trial. I can tell you the vast majority of civil cases settle. The best thing to do is to discuss this with your attorney see what settlement is on the table and compare that with how long it would take to go to trial and the risk of losing.
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