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Trial Lawyers vs. Settlement Mills

By Texas Personal Injury Attorney on January 23, 2020

Most personal injury cases settle out of court. It can benefit both plaintiffs and defendants to settle the matter between them and avoid the time, expense, and effort involved in taking a case through trial. Although you may want to settle your case out of court, that doesn’t mean you don’t want a trial lawyer. There is a huge difference in the quality of service provided between a personal injury attorney with extensive trial experience and a personal injury settlement mill.

What Is a Settlement Mill?

A settlement mill is an industry term for a law firm that concentrates exclusively on settling cases and represents clients with no intention of taking their cases to trial. These lawyers know that the easiest way to make more money is to settle cases early and often and take 33% of their clients’ compensation in fees. Insurance companies love settlement mills because, ultimately, they do not achieve the best outcome for their clients. A personal injury law firm that uses aggressive advertising campaigns to obtain a high volume of new clients, specializes in quick and easy settlements, and has no successful trial record is most likely a settlement mill.

Who Benefits from Settlement Mill Representation?

Settlement mills are established to benefit the lawyers in the firm and the insurance companies they deal with. Attorneys in these firms like to settle cases quickly so they can get paid quickly. This benefits the insurance companies paying the claims, as settlement mill lawyers are predictable, and cooperation between them and insurers is profitable for both sides.

The insurance companies get attractive discounts on larger settlements for catastrophic injuries, whereas they would pay out much more if the case went to trial. By cooperating and settling consistently on smaller claims, insurers save money on the larger claims.

Longview Personal Injury Trial Lawyer

Dan Sorey is a trial lawyer with extensive experience who focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury matters. He has a master’s degree in business administration and ten years of law enforcement experience, as a police officer and a parole agent.

Before he founded our firm in 2010, Dan Sorey worked for a nationwide plaintiff’s firm for many years, representing injured clients from all over the nation and handling trials in five different states. We prepare every case we handle as though it were going to trial. We can negotiate skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf, and we will fight for your rights in court, if necessary.

At the Sorey Law Firm P.L.L.C., our case results speak for themselves. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. For example, our results include:

  • $4,000,000 confidential settlement for the family of a driver who was killed when a trucker driving an 18-wheeler fell asleep at the wheel.
  • $3,000,000 settlement for a case in which the driver of an 18-wheeler ran a stop sign and hit a pickup truck.
  • $2,000,000 settlement for a case in which the investigating officer applied fault equally to the rider.

If you have been injured through someone else’s negligence, call the Sorey Law Firm P.L.L.C. at (903) 212-2822 to schedule a free consultation. Our Texas personal injury attorney is a seasoned trial lawyer who will fight tenaciously, in or out of court, for the full and fair compensation you deserve.

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