Most people may assume that when you are injured in a car accident and decide to purse a claim, it will go straight to court and be a lengthy stressful process. The numbers however show a different reality. While exact statistics are not readily available, most agree that 80 to 90 percent of car accident claims settle before a lawsuit is even filed. And of the cases filed in court a very small percentage go before a jury trial. It makes sense that many people who are injured in a car accident often ask their lawyer if they should settle or take their case to trial.