What is a Trial Attorney, and Why Do You Need One?

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"You're better off with a trial attorney, a true lawyer who knows how to go into the courtroom and try a case because that lawyer is going to start off as soon as they’re hired gathering what they’re going to need should that case actually end up in the courtroom one day."

What is a trial attorney and what does a trial attorney do? Knowing the answers to these common questions can be a huge help to you and your case.

Brian Davis is an injury attorney with Davis Law Group, P.A. in Asheville, North Carolina. In this video, he explains that a trial attorney is crucial to the success of your case. Since all personal injury attorneys take cases on contingency (i.e. you never pay any attorney fees out-of-pocket) he recommends choosing a trial attorney over an inexperienced attorney as there is no difference in cost.

To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-592-5071 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Key Takeaways From Brian Davis:

A trial attorney is an attorney who is specifically trained for client advocacy. Most lawyers are trained in advocacy while in school, but trial lawyers generally pursue further training in advocacy to become the best contender while fighting for their clients in the courtroom.

Most attorneys are not trial lawyers.

Just because an attorney handles your case, doesn’t mean they try it in court. The percentage of attorneys who actually go into the courtroom to defend your case is quite small. A good advocacy lawyer will have training and experience in areas such as picking a competent jury and communicating to that jury in a comprehensive manner that can sway the jurors in their client’s favor.

Any lawyer can represent you in court, but non-trial lawyers will usually favor settling.

While all lawyers can represent you in court, lawyers who are not trained in advocacy generally have less experience and therefore less comfort representing their clients in the courtroom. General lawyers usually go into their clients’ cases with the expectation that they are going to help find a fair settlement rather than taking the case to court. However, if you expect to find yourself in court, it’s a good idea to hire a trial attorney. Trial attorneys are always prepared to go to court for you and will not try to convince you to settle out of court if it will not provide you with the best potential outcome.

Trial attorneys will immediately begin gathering the specific information and evidence they may need if your case makes it to court one day.

Attorneys who are not trial lawyers may not gather that information or may gather only the information necessary to settle rather than appear in court. Statistics exist regarding which lawyers generally settle and which try cases, so it’s a good idea to put in some research before hiring an attorney to work your case.

Just because a trial attorney’s expertise lies in the courtroom doesn’t mean they’re not willing to work toward a settlement for you.

A case can settle at any time up until you are standing in the courtroom with your attorney. The difference in hiring a general lawyer or a trial attorney is your attorney’s readiness to go to court for you at a moment’s notice.

Trial attorneys work on contingency fees, meaning if they don’t win, you don’t pay.

Finding the money to hire an attorney is an unnecessary concern that often overwhelms people seeking legal aid. When hiring a trial attorney, you don’t owe any money upfront or during the preparation, filing, and trying process. If your attorney wins your case, you will then be able to pay their expenses out of the winnings. If they don’t win, you owe fees. This is great news for people who may be in the middle of receiving and paying for medical care and cannot afford to pay another large sum to a legal team.

To learn more, contact Brian Davis directly by calling 888-592-5071 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Disclaimer: This video is for informational purposes only. In some states, this video may be deemed Attorney Advertising. The choice of lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.


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