The vast majority of cases settle out of Court. In fact less than 2% of damages claims reach the inside of a Court room.
The majority of cases are resolved at a compulsory settlement meeting that must be held between the parties before Court proceedings can be issued. If the matter does not resolve at the compulsory settlement meeting, that does not mean it will reach the inside of a Court room. There are still opportunities to resolve the matter after Court proceedings are issued and before the matter reaches Court.