After a motor vehicle accident, the only thing you want is to make sure you’re taken care of. You want to make sure you get medical care and can begin to recover. You want to know that you won’t have bills that go unpaid or damages that you can’t afford to fix on your vehicle.
Unfortunately, getting the money you need is not always as simple as negotiating with an insurance company and getting a fair settlement. While most cases do settle, the reality is that some need to go through a trial to get a judge to agree to an award.
When will a car accident case go to court?
Your car crash case might go to court if the insurance company has failed to respond to your demand letter or if your dispute is ongoing and there’s no chance of a fair settlement. You might also take a case to court if you have multiple people you want to sue or if you need more compensation than an insurance provider will allow for.
What happens in court?
There are several things that happen when you take a case to court. First, a jury has to be selected. Second, you’ll have opening statements where the facts of the case are discussed. Witnesses may be called next, and your attorney may cross-examine them. Both sides will have closing arguments prior to the jury deliberating and coming up with a verdict.
Your attorney can take steps to help you prepare for court if you’ll be heading there for your personal injury case.