Do I Have to Go to Court for a Car Accident?

When you’ve been involved in a car accident and are considering seeking compensation to cover the expenses related to your injuries, you might be concerned that filing a personal injury claim automatically means you’ll have to spend time in court.

However, in most instances, we will be able to avoid going to court. We will only need to go to court if we can’t reach a reasonable settlement agreement with the negligent party or insurance company.

Negotiations with the Insurance Company

Before heading to court, we will attempt to negotiate with the insurance company. It should be a relatively simple process, but because insurers seem to deny deserving claimants the settlements they’re entitled to as a rule, it can quickly become a challenge.

Luckily, we have extensive experience in dealing with dishonest insurance adjusters and will walk into negotiations prepared to accept nothing less than the compensation award you are entitled to.

Going to Court

When the insurance company refuses to negotiate your settlement entirely, or if it is rigid in its inability to come to a fair amount that will cover the complete extent of your damages, we will be forced to bring the other side to court.

Chances are that, once we let them know that we’ll see them in court, they will become much more willing to meet your needs as outlined during our initial negotiations. If this is not the case, and we are forced to go to court to obtain the compensation you deserve, we will present your case to a judge or jury, who will then rule based on the evidence we’ve provided.

Call an Alabama Car Accident Lawyer

If you were recently injured in an auto crash and aren’t sure if moving forward with a personal injury claim is right for you, speak with a qualified Alabama car accident lawyer at the Henry Dailey Law Firm who can offer you advice based on the specifics of your case.

Schedule your no-cost claim evaluation today by filling out the contact form below or giving us a call at 205-995-2412.