THE BARIC BLOG

Negotiating Settlements in Civil Cases: How Baric Law Ensures the Best Outcome for Clients

Personal injury lawsuits are more common than you might think. Unfortunately, accidents occur every day due to the negligence or recklessness of individuals or entities, leading to untold physical, emotional, and financial hardship for victims. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you’re entitled to seek compensation.

At Baric Law, we’ve made it our mission to ensure that those who have suffered injuries get the justice they deserve1. We understand the ins and outs of personal injury law, and we apply this knowledge to ensure the best outcome for our clients. Our process involves comprehensive case analysis, assertive negotiation, and, when necessary, vigorous representation in court. This article will explain our approach to negotiating settlements in civil cases.

Understanding the Power of Preparation

At the heart of any successful negotiation lies a simple, yet often overlooked truth: knowledge is power. A well-prepared negotiator is like a chess player, predicting the opponent’s moves and planning several steps ahead. Baric Law’s meticulous attention to detail ensures their clients are never in the dark, providing them the advantage they need.

Leveraging Emotional Intelligence

While facts and figures are essential, Baric Law knows that successful negotiation often hinges on understanding human emotion. Their lawyers are trained in emotional intelligence, helping them connect with clients and opponents alike, to negotiate settlements that exceed expectations.

Adopting a Collaborative Approach

Negotiating settlements isn’t about bulldozing the other side. At Baric Law, they believe in finding win-win solutions that leave all parties satisfied. Their collaborative approach helps to foster trust and mutual respect, which often paves the way for more favorable settlements.

The Art of Negotiation: The Baric Law Way

Baric Law, just like a maestro, orchestrates the symphony of negotiation. But what’s the secret sauce? Well, it’s not just one thing—it’s a whole repertoire!

Strategic Patience Whoever said, “Patience is a virtue” probably had negotiations in mind. Knowing when to hold back, when to press forward, and when to simply wait, is an art that Baric Law has mastered to a T.

Understanding BATNA It’s a term you might not have come across unless you’re in the know. BATNA, or the ‘Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement,’ is a crucial concept in the world of negotiation. Baric Law ensures their clients are well aware of their BATNA before entering any negotiation.

Flexible Negotiation Styles Like a chameleon adapting to its surroundings, a good negotiator must be able to switch styles as the situation demands. Baric Law’s negotiators are well-versed in various styles, from competitive to collaborative, allowing them to adapt to any negotiation environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Navigating the legal process can be tricky, particularly when it comes to specific regulations in Southern California. Here are answers to seven of the most frequently asked questions:

The settlement amount in a civil case is influenced by several factors, including the severity of the injury or damage, the amount of medical expenses, loss of income, future care costs, the degree of fault, the credibility of the parties involved, and the potential impact of a lawsuit on the defendant.

Baric Law adopts a comprehensive approach to negotiate settlements. This includes thoroughly investigating the incident, gathering all necessary evidence, understanding the client’s needs, assessing the total impact of the incident on the client’s life, and then using this information to advocate forcefully for a fair settlement. If a fair settlement can’t be reached through negotiations, Baric Law is prepared to take the case to trial.

Hiring a lawyer is crucial because they understand the legal processes and complexities involved in settlement negotiation. A lawyer can accurately value your claim, gather and present evidence effectively, negotiate with the other party’s insurance company or legal counsel, and represent your best interests in court if necessary.

The length of a trial can vary significantly depending on the complexity of the case. It could take anywhere from a few days to several weeks or even months.

The duration of settlement negotiations can vary widely. It can depend on factors like the complexity of the case, the willingness of the parties to negotiate, the schedule of the court, and more. Some cases can settle in a matter of months, while others may take years.

If a settlement agreement can’t be reached through negotiation, the case may proceed to trial. At trial, the decision will be in the hands of a judge or jury, who will determine the outcome based on the evidence presented.

Baric Law plays a critical role in the settlement process. This includes investigating the case, gathering evidence, consulting with experts, assessing damages, negotiating with the opposing party, and advocating for you in court if necessary. Throughout this process, Baric Law is committed to communicating with you, understanding your needs, and striving for the best possible outcome.

Final Thoughts

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another party, don’t hesitate to contact us at Baric Law. We’re here to help you navigate the complex process of pursuing a personal injury claim and will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. For a free case review, please call (833) 467-2022 or send us an email at sbaric@bariclaw.com.

NEED HELP?

Our team is here to assist you. Give us a call and we will be happy to discuss your case in a no-obligation consultation.

Kathleen Monroe
Kathleen Monroe
2023-10-26
All attorneys are not created equal. Steve Baric is in a class by himself. I would give him 10 STARS but it only went up to 5. I had hired the wrong attorney who did ZERO and Steve jumped in and became my HERO! Losing your quality of life & pain & suffering are real. Insurance companies try to minimize your injuries and damages in spite of their insured's negligence. When Steve earnestly told me he would FIGHT FOR ME...I knew I had finally found the right attorney. He is super smart, strategic, compassionate to his client's pain and suffering & most of all he is laser focused on results. He thinks outside the box. I have so much gratitude for Steve Baric. If you are looking for a PI Attorney...forget the rest...Steve Baric is the BEST!
Kevin Muldoon
Kevin Muldoon
2023-08-10
Great law firm with an experienced trial attorney not afraid to go to trial.
Ford Prepon
Ford Prepon
2023-08-09
Mr. Baric is a very professional attorney. He has led me step by step in what to do, and what to expect in my case. He communicates often, and his team is wonderful, answers all my questions any time I call. I feel very lucky to have found such a caring team to represent me. Mr. Baric is a very professional attorney. He has led me step by step in what to do, and what to expect in my case. He communicates often, and his team is wonderful, answers all my questions any time I call. I feel very lucky to have found such a caring team to represent me.
Amanda Roberts
Amanda Roberts
2023-08-09
I only reached out through email and text, but there was a few times that I was rudely talked to by staff. But they did get my medical bills reduced tremendously.
Ak Subramanian
Ak Subramanian
2023-08-08
Baric Law firm is a good firm and would recommend to anybody who is looking for a good representation. I never had a hard time getting in contact with my lawyer Steve Baric. Team was always professional and respectful and kept me updated with my case they also made wellness calls to see how I was doing.
Miriam Lopez
Miriam Lopez
2023-08-03
Me and my son were involved in a car accident, and I was referred to Baric Law firm by a friend. Since my son was a minor at the time. I handled everything for him. I was very impressed with Steve Baric from the beginning to the end. Very caring and always their to answer my calls whenever I had a question. Thankfully the accident was not as bad and my son and I suffered minor injuries. They constantly followed up with my son and I, to make sure we were improving, they also helped me with my car repair. They negotiated on our behalf and got us a great settlement amount. Everyone in the office is kind and knowledgeable. My son and I were very happy with the compensation we received. Thank you.
Alex O.
Alex O.
2023-08-02
Steve Baric and his team are outstanding and meticulous in their work. From the moment you seek their legal counsel, to the very end, you know this team puts in a very good fight. The Baric’s staff are very attentive to your needs and professional about how they handle your case. I highly recommend them and stop thanking them for their help.
Nichole Calandrella
Nichole Calandrella
2023-08-01
Steve Baric and Baric Law are the best of the best. Highly knowledgeable about a range of legal issues, and the impressive ability to communicate and act on that knowledge. Steve is able to tackle your case quickly, and with his experience, you feel comfortable and in capable hands. I highly recommend Baric Law.
Patricia Welch-Foster
Patricia Welch-Foster
2023-07-29
Knowledgeable and hard working firm to ensure the best outcome for their clients

THE BARIC BLOG

Negotiating Settlements in Civil Cases: How Baric Law Ensures the Best Outcome for Clients

Personal injury lawsuits are more common than you might think. Unfortunately, accidents occur every day due to the negligence or recklessness of individuals or entities, leading to untold physical, emotional, and financial hardship for victims. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you’re entitled to seek compensation.

At Baric Law, we’ve made it our mission to ensure that those who have suffered injuries get the justice they deserve1. We understand the ins and outs of personal injury law, and we apply this knowledge to ensure the best outcome for our clients. Our process involves comprehensive case analysis, assertive negotiation, and, when necessary, vigorous representation in court. This article will explain our approach to negotiating settlements in civil cases.

Understanding the Power of Preparation At the heart of any successful negotiation lies a simple, yet often overlooked truth: knowledge is power. A well-prepared negotiator is like a chess player, predicting the opponent’s moves and planning several steps ahead. Baric Law’s meticulous attention to detail ensures their clients are never in the dark, providing them the advantage they need.

Leveraging Emotional Intelligence While facts and figures are essential, Baric Law knows that successful negotiation often hinges on understanding human emotion. Their lawyers are trained in emotional intelligence, helping them connect with clients and opponents alike, to negotiate settlements that exceed expectations.

Adopting a Collaborative Approach Negotiating settlements isn’t about bulldozing the other side. At Baric Law, they believe in finding win-win solutions that leave all parties satisfied. Their collaborative approach helps to foster trust and mutual respect, which often paves the way for more favorable settlements.

The Art of Negotiation: The Baric Law Way

Baric Law, just like a maestro, orchestrates the symphony of negotiation. But what’s the secret sauce? Well, it’s not just one thing—it’s a whole repertoire!

Strategic Patience Whoever said, “Patience is a virtue” probably had negotiations in mind. Knowing when to hold back, when to press forward, and when to simply wait, is an art that Baric Law has mastered to a T.

Understanding BATNA It’s a term you might not have come across unless you’re in the know. BATNA, or the ‘Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement,’ is a crucial concept in the world of negotiation. Baric Law ensures their clients are well aware of their BATNA before entering any negotiation.

Flexible Negotiation Styles Like a chameleon adapting to its surroundings, a good negotiator must be able to switch styles as the situation demands. Baric Law’s negotiators are well-versed in various styles, from competitive to collaborative, allowing them to adapt to any negotiation environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Navigating the legal process can be tricky, particularly when it comes to specific regulations in Southern California. Here are answers to seven of the most frequently asked questions:

The settlement amount in a civil case is influenced by several factors, including the severity of the injury or damage, the amount of medical expenses, loss of income, future care costs, the degree of fault, the credibility of the parties involved, and the potential impact of a lawsuit on the defendant.

Baric Law adopts a comprehensive approach to negotiate settlements. This includes thoroughly investigating the incident, gathering all necessary evidence, understanding the client’s needs, assessing the total impact of the incident on the client’s life, and then using this information to advocate forcefully for a fair settlement. If a fair settlement can’t be reached through negotiations, Baric Law is prepared to take the case to trial.

Hiring a lawyer is crucial because they understand the legal processes and complexities involved in settlement negotiation. A lawyer can accurately value your claim, gather and present evidence effectively, negotiate with the other party’s insurance company or legal counsel, and represent your best interests in court if necessary.

While it is legally possible to negotiate your own settlement, it’s generally not recommended. Settlement negotiations involve complex legal processes and require an in-depth understanding of the law. Making a mistake could result in a significantly lower settlement than you might be entitled to or even the dismissal of your case.

The duration of settlement negotiations can vary widely. It can depend on factors like the complexity of the case, the willingness of the parties to negotiate, the schedule of the court, and more. Some cases can settle in a matter of months, while others may take years.

If a settlement agreement can’t be reached through negotiation, the case may proceed to trial. At trial, the decision will be in the hands of a judge or jury, who will determine the outcome based on the evidence presented.

Baric Law plays a critical role in the settlement process. This includes investigating the case, gathering evidence, consulting with experts, assessing damages, negotiating with the opposing party, and advocating for you in court if necessary. Throughout this process, Baric Law is committed to communicating with you, understanding your needs, and striving for the best possible outcome.

Final Thoughts

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another party, don’t hesitate to contact us at Baric Law. We’re here to help you navigate the complex process of pursuing a personal injury claim and will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. For a free case review, please call (833) 467-2022 or send us an email at sbaric@bariclaw.com.

NEED HELP?

Our team is here to assist you. Give us a call and we will be happy to discuss your case in a no-obligation consultation.

Kathleen Monroe
Kathleen Monroe
2023-10-26
All attorneys are not created equal. Steve Baric is in a class by himself. I would give him 10 STARS but it only went up to 5. I had hired the wrong attorney who did ZERO and Steve jumped in and became my HERO! Losing your quality of life & pain & suffering are real. Insurance companies try to minimize your injuries and damages in spite of their insured's negligence. When Steve earnestly told me he would FIGHT FOR ME...I knew I had finally found the right attorney. He is super smart, strategic, compassionate to his client's pain and suffering & most of all he is laser focused on results. He thinks outside the box. I have so much gratitude for Steve Baric. If you are looking for a PI Attorney...forget the rest...Steve Baric is the BEST!
Kevin Muldoon
Kevin Muldoon
2023-08-10
Great law firm with an experienced trial attorney not afraid to go to trial.
Ford Prepon
Ford Prepon
2023-08-09
Mr. Baric is a very professional attorney. He has led me step by step in what to do, and what to expect in my case. He communicates often, and his team is wonderful, answers all my questions any time I call. I feel very lucky to have found such a caring team to represent me. Mr. Baric is a very professional attorney. He has led me step by step in what to do, and what to expect in my case. He communicates often, and his team is wonderful, answers all my questions any time I call. I feel very lucky to have found such a caring team to represent me.
Amanda Roberts
Amanda Roberts
2023-08-09
I only reached out through email and text, but there was a few times that I was rudely talked to by staff. But they did get my medical bills reduced tremendously.
Ak Subramanian
Ak Subramanian
2023-08-08
Baric Law firm is a good firm and would recommend to anybody who is looking for a good representation. I never had a hard time getting in contact with my lawyer Steve Baric. Team was always professional and respectful and kept me updated with my case they also made wellness calls to see how I was doing.
Miriam Lopez
Miriam Lopez
2023-08-03
Me and my son were involved in a car accident, and I was referred to Baric Law firm by a friend. Since my son was a minor at the time. I handled everything for him. I was very impressed with Steve Baric from the beginning to the end. Very caring and always their to answer my calls whenever I had a question. Thankfully the accident was not as bad and my son and I suffered minor injuries. They constantly followed up with my son and I, to make sure we were improving, they also helped me with my car repair. They negotiated on our behalf and got us a great settlement amount. Everyone in the office is kind and knowledgeable. My son and I were very happy with the compensation we received. Thank you.
Alex O.
Alex O.
2023-08-02
Steve Baric and his team are outstanding and meticulous in their work. From the moment you seek their legal counsel, to the very end, you know this team puts in a very good fight. The Baric’s staff are very attentive to your needs and professional about how they handle your case. I highly recommend them and stop thanking them for their help.
Nichole Calandrella
Nichole Calandrella
2023-08-01
Steve Baric and Baric Law are the best of the best. Highly knowledgeable about a range of legal issues, and the impressive ability to communicate and act on that knowledge. Steve is able to tackle your case quickly, and with his experience, you feel comfortable and in capable hands. I highly recommend Baric Law.
Patricia Welch-Foster
Patricia Welch-Foster
2023-07-29
Knowledgeable and hard working firm to ensure the best outcome for their clients

“AS DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF ORANGE COUNTY, I COUNTED ON STEVE TO TRY THE TOUGHEST CASES WITH THE HIGHEST STAKES. HE NEVER MET A CASE HE COULDN'T HANDLE.”

~ Tony Rackauckas
Orange County District Attorney (Retired)

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