Do I Have to Go to Court for a Virginia Personal Injury Claim?
Many people ask this major question about the personal injury claim process: “Do I have to go to court for a Virginia personal injury claim?” This is a valid question, and it’s understandable that you’d want the answer. The answer is that in most cases you will not have to go to court.
Personal Injury Insurance Claim vs. Injury Lawsuit
The majority of personal injury accident claims are handled outside of the courtroom. Your lawyer will file a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, and the insurer has the opportunity of settling the case.
If the insurer is convinced by the evidence presented that you would win an injury lawsuit, then they will likely agree to pay you a fair settlement for your losses.
The only time you would need to go to court is if the insurance company is refusing to pay you the fair settlement you deserve. You can then take your case to court in Virginia by filing a lawsuit. A judge and jury will then hear your case, and if you win, you will be awarded a certain amount of money in damages.
Going to court is rare, but it works similarly to all other court cases in Virginia. Evidence will be presented and your attorney will argue your case. If you win your case, then you receive the money you need for your losses.
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Back to your question: Will you have to attend court for a Virginia personal injury claim? Probably not, but your lawyer isn’t afraid to if it comes to that. You shouldn’t be afraid either, as your personal injury lawyer will prepare you should court become likely.