Case Trials and Testimony: What to Expect and When It’s Necessary
One question we get asked is whether or not their case is going to trial and whether they will have to testify – that’s a two-part question.
Trial Possibilities and Case Resolution
Your case may or may not go to trial. We try to resolve your case with the insurance company without filing a suit. We do that for several reasons.
First, suppose we can settle it with the insurance company. In that case, fewer expenses will be incurred on your behalf because any expenses we incur for you will be deducted from your ultimate settlement.
However, if we have to file a lawsuit on your behalf because we couldn’t resolve the claim informally out of court with the insurance company, you may be asked to testify in a deposition. Additionally, you may be asked to testify in court, even if we have to file a lawsuit for your injury claim.
There is still a possibility that we may not have to go to trial, and you may not have to testify. This is because 95 to 98% of all claims, even those requiring a lawsuit, are resolved without going to court. This is because both sides recognize the inherent risks of going to trial.