I don’t want to go to court. Can you still help me?
Of course. In fact, most personal injury cases do not go to court, so don’t let this concern keep you from talking with a lawyer about your claim. The vast majority of cases settle without having to file a lawsuit, and even where a lawsuit is filed, a good percentage of those cases resolve without going to trial. Settlement negotiations can continue while litigation is ongoing, and sometimes filing a lawsuit is a necessary part of obtaining the best settlement. If a lawsuit is filed in your case, you may have to submit to a deposition and be questioned by the insurance company lawyers. If your case goes to trial, you may have to testify. Your attorney will prepare you well in advance of any deposition or courtroom hearing, so you will know what to expect and how to handle yourself. We will also consult with you before filing any lawsuit so that you can examine your options at that stage. Most personal injury victims never see the inside of a courtroom, though.