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

You’ve been injured in a vehicle wreck and you know that someone else was fully to blame for your crash, but you’re wondering whether you should file a claim—because court.

You’re probably asking yourself: Do I have to go to court for a car accident in Virginia? If you do, you might not even want to file a case at all, despite the fact that you know you deserve compensation and justice for your accident.

If you’re intimidated by the thought of going to court, you aren’t alone. Many people are terrified of court, and they haven’t even done anything wrong. There’s just something overwhelming about the court process to the average person.

The good news is that no, in most cases you won’t have to go to court for a Virginia auto wreck claim. Doing your happy dance yet?

The Injury Claim Process

The reason you most likely won’t need to attend court is because the vast majority of auto wreck cases can be settled outside of court. Your car accident attorney will negotiate compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. In most cases, your lawyer will prove your case to the insurer and they’ll agree to pay you fair damages for your experience.

The Exception: When You May Need to Go to Court

Of course, there is always the very slim chance that your case will have to go to court. Again, it’s very unlikely, so there’s no need to get worked up over it.

That being said, if your case does have to go to court, there will be many other witnesses and your testimony will only be a small portion of the court case. You will also be fully prepared beforehand, so don’t let the thought of court keep you from filing a vehicle crash case.

Contact a Virginia Auto Wreck Attorney

Now you have the answer to your question: Do I have to go to court for a car accident in Virginia? It’s very unlikely, so don’t lose sleep over it. Get help with your car wreck case by working with a top-rated attorney at Halperin Law Center. Call 804-527-0100 or send in the contact form below to speak with a lawyer during a free case assessment.



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Whether you’ve been involved in an auto accident, a civil rights violation, or a personal injury, you can rest assured knowing a top-rate Richmond lawyer at Halperin Law Center will give you personalized attention, guidance, and support you deserve. We work tirelessly to help win the compensation and justice you deserve in your case.


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