Do I Have To Go To Court?

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I Filed a Car Accident Case: Do I Have To Go To Court?

One of the most common questions that the attorneys at The May Firm receive from clients who have filed a car accident personal injury case is whether they have to go to court. A good rule of thumb is that you want to do everything possible to prepare yourself to go to court because there is always a possibility that your case will end up in court.

However, the reality is that if your case settles before filing, you most likely won’t go to court. If we file your case and then it settles, any time that you need to spend in court will be minimal (if you have to go at all). If your case goes to trial, you almost certainly will have to go to testify because the only person who can tell your story is you. There is no hard and fast rule about how much time (if any) you have to spend in court, as this is determined on a case-by-case basis and isn’t something that we will know until the wheels are in motion. The May Firm prefers to keep our clients out of the courthouse as much as possible so that they can focus on healing and getting their lives back in order.

For some, the idea of speaking in a room full of people is terrifying. If this is the case for you, let your attorney know and we’ll do what we can to ease that fear. We can give you the run-down of what to expect every time you might need to go to court, whether it’s for a short hearing or to testify at trial. Sometimes, knowing what to expect can help to ease some of the anxiety.

Disclaimer: Information on this page is designed for general information purposes only and should not be interpreted as being legal advice or a legal opinion on specific facts or circumstances. You should always consult with an attorney before making a decision about your case. Pages are updated periodically but information provided on this page may not be up to date as circumstances may change over time. Please see our [LEGAL DISCLAIMERS] page for additional legal disclaimers.

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