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When and Why Do Car Accidents Go to Court?

On Behalf of | Mar 13, 2017 | Car Accidents |

Car accidents go to Court because of multiple factors. However, the biggest reason that car accidents end up in Court is that the insurance company is of a very different opinion in terms of case value. Differences in analysis of case value can be caused by a number of things. The main reasons are:

  1. Pre-existing injuries to Plaintiff.
  2. General dispute as to injuries associated with the wreck.
  3. Disputed fault.

If any of the aforementioned occurs in a case, generally the Plaintiff’s attorney will file a lawsuit. The filing of a lawsuit does not mean that a case is automatically going to trial. Filing a lawsuit allows the Defendant to hire counsel and then discovery ensues.  Discovery allows both sides to get any and all important facts related to the case. Often times once both sides have gotten the facts from the parties involved and third party witnesses, a meeting of the minds can occur and a case will be resolved.  However, if disagreement as to case value remains a trial will likely occur. Trials in car accidents are increasingly rare, but there are times that reasonable minds cannot unite in a resolution. If you have been injured in a car accident and want to speak with an attorney, contact Edwards & Kautz Law Firm at 270-908-4914. Our law firm, based in Kentucky, strives to provide wise legal counsel for a variety of situations. We want you to know what to expect in court for a car accident, and how our car accident experts will treat your case with individualized care.