Despite the many challenges in 2020, the staff and attorneys at Chopra & Nocerino stayed determined and focused on helping others. The results speak for themselves. When Top Verdict released the Top 50 New York personal injury settlements, our firm claimed a special distinction. Through 2020, we had the most Top 50 settlements of any firm in New York.
These Top 50 settlements represent the hard work and tireless advocacy our attorneys and staff invest in each personal injury case. We know that when someone suffers a serious injury, that injury can turn a life upside down. It can be hard to see the path forward, and when someone makes the decision to contact an attorney, it can be hard to know where to turn. The results of the 2020 Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements make one thing clear: Chopra & Nocerino consistently work hard for our clients, helping them claim the financial support they deserve.
Over 95% of all personal injury cases settle out of court
Why is it so important to understand the value of a good settlement? The first reason is that good settlements translate to better recoveries. They mean better futures for those who were injured. The second reason is that nearly all personal injury cases settle out of court. Popular culture focuses on trials and verdicts, but official reports show that only 4 to 5% of all personal injury cases go to trial. Many of those end up losing.
It is still valuable to prepare a case as though you intend to take it to trial. Doing so allows you to negotiate from a stronger base. This is why injury victims want attorneys to represent them. Attorneys help victims stand against the insurance companies that would otherwise likely take advantage of them, and a 2004 study from the Insurance Research Council found that victims who worked with attorneys claimed an average of 3.5 times more than those who did not.
Past results are a good indication of future success
At Chopra & Nocerino, we cannot guarantee future results. Each claim has its own circumstances. Each victim has his or her own needs and goals. However, results matter, and while no firm can guarantee future success, the attorneys and staff of Chopra & Nocerino have worked hard to develop a strong record of past results.
Injury victims want to understand the value of a strong settlement, and the results of the Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements show which New York firms delivered through 2020.