The answer to this question will vary from case to case. Many car accident cases do not go to court because they are successfully resolved outside of court by way of a settlement. If your insurance company is refusing to budge on the settlement amount and you believe you are being under-compensated, you can contest this in court. You can also go to court if you choose to file a lawsuit against a driver for wrongful death or a drunk driver, for example.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to determine if your case will go to court until you get in touch with a seasoned car accident lawyer. Shook & Stone can evaluate your case to learn the best possible course of action in your case. If your case does end up in court, your attorney will begin the process by entering the discovery phase. During discovery, your attorney can research the accident report, claim, your policy, witness testimony, etc. Keep in mind, the cases that typically end up in court are those that are heavily disputed. Without disputed facts, then a case will typically settle outside of court.
Remember, every case is unique. The circumstances of your story will ultimately influence whether your case will go to trial. Let our team review your case for free and explain your rights and what you can expect during your legal journey.