Do I Have to Go to Court for a Car Accident?
If you were recently involved in a car crash, you’re probably wondering what lies ahead of you. Dealing with the insurance company and filing an injury claim are two steps you’ll likely have to take. But if you’re like many accident victims we have represented, you may be a little apprehensive about the possibility of having to go to court.
To help you feel better prepared for the steps you may need to take, our team has put together the following guide.
What’s Typically Involved
Generally speaking, it isn’t a legal requirement for you to go to court after you’ve been involved in an automotive collision. In fact, most of these cases are resolved out of court.
Usually, the parties involved are able to reach a satisfactory settlement agreement with only the help of their lawyers. That eliminates the need for court proceedings.
When You Need to Go to Court
Unfortunately, the above outcome isn’t always possible. In some cases, you may have to go to court to win the compensation you’re truly owed after a car accident. Generally, this happens when you are dissatisfied with the settlement offers the other side makes.
Insurance companies and negligent parties may be unwilling to provide you with a settlement that matches the true value of your claim. They may even refuse to offer a settlement altogether.
How a Car Accident Lawyer Will Help
Luckily, if you find yourself in this situation, you don’t need to worry. The attorneys at Joel H. Schwartz, PC are experienced in representing clients in and out of the courtroom. Should you find that the insurance company is unwilling to cooperate after your car collision, our attorneys will take the responsible parties to court without hesitation.
Throughout the entire process, we will explain what’s going on and make sure you feel prepared and confident.
Work with Us
If you were involved in a car accident and are wondering whether you’ll have to go to court, talk to the attorneys at Joel H. Schwartz, PC. Regardless of whether your case can be won in or out of the courtroom, a car accident lawyer from our firm will represent you and your best interests every step of the way.
Give us a call today at 1-800-660-2270 to schedule a free consultation. If you would prefer to reach us online, fill out the contact form below.