What percentage of cases are settled versus tried to the court?
Nearly all cases are settled out of court. It is the policy of the state of Texas that parties try and resolve their conflicts without court intervention. The problem with settlement is that it usually takes significant legal action to bring the parties to a mutually agreeable resolution. It is like two boys in the schoolyard: after they both knock each other down, one says to the other, “Have you had enough?” The other replies, “If you have.” It is unfortunate that it has to be this way, but it is very often true.