Why are most civil cases settled before they go to trial?

It is less costly to settle a case before it goes to trial. Also, trials are mostly unpredictable so a settlement may be in the best interest of the parties. On the other hand there are cases where the outcome is so predictable that the parties settle.
It is less costly to settle a case before it goes to trial. Also, trials are mostly unpredictable so a settlement may be in the best interest of the parties. On the other hand there are cases where the outcome is so predictable that the parties settle.