I want to settle my personal injury case. I would take less money now that I would later at trial, but I don’t want to make an offer and have the jury know that I will take less money that I would want it the case were tried. Is the jury told about settlement offers?
Absent extraordinary circumstances, the jury is never told about any aspect of settlement discussions, must less the amount of any settlement proposal.
This is true even if the defense makes an offer before trial and then stands up and court and says you are entitled to nothing at all or an amount less than you were offered before trial. All settlement discussions are "off the record" and thus are rarely admissible into evidence.