Do I Have to Go to Court?
Many of our clients ask if they have to go to court after a personal injury. The answer is: it depends. At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we have been around long enough to know that each case is different, and the circumstances surrounding an accident will often dictate whether the case can be settled outside of court or if it needs to progress to the stage of filing a lawsuit. For specific advice regarding your case, call 1 (800) 842-8462 and schedule a consultation.
Your Options After a Personal Injury
When you have been hurt in an accident, the most important thing you can do is to visit the doctor and begin any necessary treatments. Your job, so to speak, is to become well again, and this may take continuous effort on your part. Many people find that they have to visit more than one type of doctor to make a full recovery. The key is to keep your appointments and continue with physical therapy until you feel like your old self again. While you are doing that, your attorney can be working behind the scenes to ensure that your case is progressing like it should.
There are several factors that can lead you down a path to the courtroom. For example, if the insurance company refuses to pay for a treatment your doctor recommends, that could be one reason to go to court. If the insurance company does not want to pay for all your medical bills in general, that could be another reason to file a lawsuit. There will be opportunities along the way for your attorney to negotiate with the insurance company. If they are reasonable, your case could be resolved through these negotiations. However, if they are determined to deny benefits you need or deserve, you will need to file a lawsuit and exercise your right to a trial.
Going to Court After a Personal Injury
If the idea of going to court causes you massive amounts of stress, you need a seasoned attorney on your side. Many people make the mistake of thinking that as long as an attorney is licensed, they know what they are doing. In theory, this is true but not in practicality. If you work with an attorney who does not have courtroom experience, they will be assessing the lay of the land for themselves, making it difficult for them to prepare you for what will happen. Instead, you want an attorney who can coach you through what to expect and help you become more comfortable along the way. With the right attorney on your side, going to court does not need to be frightening or intimidating.
Discuss Your Case for Free
To find out what the likelihood of you ending up in court is, call 1 (800) 842-8462 or click here to schedule a consultation. After a personal injury, you need to work with an attorney who handles personal injury cases and goes to court on a regular basis. We are that law firm, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have during a free initial consultation.