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Do I have to go to court after a car accident?

“As soon as you bring up the word ‘court,’ people get anxious and want to know, ‘Will I have to go to court?’” says Rob Greenstein, Greenstein & Milbauer partner. Many people are uncomfortable with the idea of “going to court,” specifically with the idea of enduring a full trial to resolve their accident case. The prospect is daunting and we’ve seen how literally frightened people are by the prospect.

“The court setting is not something people feel comfortable with,” Greenstein says. “If they can avoid that process, they’d prefer to.” While it would be irresponsible of us to promise that your case will “never come to trial,” at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we can promise that the vast majority of cases we take on never reach that stage.

The legal process leading up to trial has many stages and cases usually settle before reaching the trial date. “Many cases settle throughout the process. So even if we start a lawsuit, most of those stages leading up to a trial take place out of court,” Greenstein stresses. He adds: “I’ve seen many cases settle on the eve of trial or during jury selection.”

So, again, while there are no guarantees about how the process will reach its conclusion, when anxious new clients ask us “Will I have to do to court? Will my case go to trial? And will I have to appear?”

We can honestly tell them that the vast majority of cases never the trial stage.

If you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx or most sections of Long Island, contact the hands-on personal injury attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer at 1-800-842-8462 today. You’ll be transferred to one of our experienced partners almost immediately. Our skilled NYC car accident lawyers then clearly explain all the legal aspects that apply to your case in clear, concise terms.

We will provide honest feedback about your case, and, if we believe you have a strong one, we will walk you through the entire process leading up to the point at which you case could – though most likely will not – go to court. Remember, though, most accident cases are settled at some point throughout the trial preparation process; the vast majority of cases never reach the trial stage.

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