August 4, 2021
What If Your Personal Injury Case Goes All The Way To A Trial?

Even though the overwhelming majority of personal injury claims are settled out of court many still wonder if their case will be the one. Trials become necessary when the defendant’s insurance company refuses to pay reasonable compensation for your injuries. When that happens you have the option of filing suit and demanding your day in court and in situations like this a trial may be your last resort. This is where trial experience matters. As a plaintiff you have the option to file a lawsuit against someone you’ve accused of negligence as the result of an injury through no fault of your own.

Plaintiffs are understandably nervous about speaking in front of a judge and are worried about making a mistake that could damage their case. Insurance companies share many of the same anxieties, often for very different reasons. For the insurance company a claim is all about money. By offering a little money soon after the injury they can work to get cases settled for pennies on the dollar. The insurance companies goal is getting an injured party to accept a lowball offer as soon after the injury as possible and well before the true level of damage is known. They know that getting a plaintiff to accept as little money as possible in exchange for a complete release of all future claims they save a lot of money on investigators, adjustors and in-house lawyers. When they fail to settle and a case goes to court, the potential exists that they will have to pay far more when their case is lost.

Your case may go to trial when the insurance company refuses to properly compensate you and that often happens when the insurance company knows the reputation of your lawyer for fast settlements or when the facts of your case and your injuries don’t support settlement. We plan for the potential of litigation from the moment we meet you. When we initially meet we start with going to trial in mind and we work to learn the entire story of your injuries, the impact on your life and the life of your loved ones. When we clearly understand these facts we have the chance of helping you obtain the health care you actually need. Experience has shown us the more we prepare to go to trial the more likely your case will settle. This is because when the insurance company and their lawyers see that we are prepared they take your case more seriously. By preparing for trial from the start, should we end up in trial we are much more likely to prevail. That’s why you want to hire the best!

We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. We help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit We would be honored to represent you!






Guenard & Bozarth llp obtained a $2,962,903 jury verdict in the Sacramento County Superior Court for plaintiff David Schoonover, who suffered head and neck injuries and fractures in a head-on accident on Roseville Road in Roseville on July 22, 2012




Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a case for $300,000 involving a hair weave that went terribly wrong. Our client was a young lady, and aspiring model, who experienced pressure necrosis from a tight weave and it changed her life.




Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a slip and fall case for $500,000 a couple weeks before trial. The client slipped and fell on a wet piece of cardboard in a grocery store and sustained a serious shoulder injury that required surgery.




On February 13, 2013 Maricela, a Certified Nursing Assistant presented to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with complaint of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with a neck strain and was given Ibuprofen and instructed to return if her symptoms did not subside.


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– Bill
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