Going to trial has often been likened to a roll of the dice - a gamble. No one can predict a trial's outcome, whether it's a member of the jury or the judge. However, while trials are hard to forecast, the trial itself is not a random process. Most people also don't know much about what actually goes on "behind the scenes" of a lawsuit, except for what they have seen in movies or on television. By learning more about what really goes on, you will have a better idea of whether you actually want to take this type of action and gain a more realistic expectation about the outcome, procedures, and time frame.
Note that all cases are different, and that each state’s laws are different and impact the facts of each case differently. Since your situation is unique and these are general guidelines, please do not hesitate to contact Member Services and be matched with an attorney. They will be able to give you greater insight specific to your legal matter.