One of the most exasperating experience is asking your lawyer what are the chances of your case succeeding. Extracting your tooth will be relatively easier when compared to getting a straight response to this question. The perambulations can vary from it depends on which judge is going to preside, how you perform in court, what facts the other side is going to produce, how the submissions will impress, how the jury (in a jury trial) will react. These can be true factors in determining the outcome of a case but the outcome of a case can surely vary from certainty ( of the case being totally winnable) to fifty fifty to slim. But rare indeed is the brave lawyer who is prepared to take a stand on on any one of these outcomes. Most lawyers will not agree with this opinion but ask any layman of their experience of a lawyer and see for yourself.