You’ve been through a traumatic event—an auto wreck. You’re probably not in a hurry to go through another traumatic event—a trial. Court can be stressful, especially for people who aren’t used to that sort of thing. Have you found yourself worrying about this question: Do I have to go to court for a car accident in Phoenix?
Worry no more. You most likely won’t have to go to court for a car crash case. However, even if you do, it probably won’t be such a big deal.
If you’re hesitant to file a claim for a car crash, it might be because you are fearful of going to court. The good news is you most likely won’t have to go to court, because most claims are settled outside of the courtroom. There are a few times when you might need to go to court, so let’s talk about that.
Sometimes, people actually want to file a lawsuit. They might do so because they want the negligent person who caused the crash to “face the music.” The injured person wants them to be held accountable in a court of law. The injured person may also want to bring awareness to the issue that caused the accident in the first place.
For instance, say an accident was caused by a defective vehicle part. The injured person might want the defect brought to the attention of the public. A lawsuit is a good way to do this.
Sometimes, negotiating with an insurance company can be difficult. They won’t always agree to pay the settlement you believe is fair. If you don’t think the settlement offer is fair for what you went through, you don’t have to take it. You and your attorney can take the insurance company and the liable party to court.
Now you know the answer to your question, “Do I have to go to court for a car accident in Phoenix?” Court is unlikely, but you don’t have to be fearful of going to court. A Phoenix car crash lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael Cordova can help you with your claim and represent you in court. Dial 602-265-6700 or fill out the form below to get a free case consultation.