Do You Have to Go to Court for a Car Accident? Many drivers can recover a substantial car accident settlement without going to court, but whether you must appear or not depends on the circumstances of your case and how it plays out.

Many car accident victims in Fort Lauderdale can recover substantial compensation without having to go to court for a car accident. That said, a long list of factors determines whether it may be necessary to appear in court as part of fighting for the damages you deserve. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we help South Florida car accident victims take on the insurance companies and recover damages. We have won compensation for our clients both in and out of court.

At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we believe our clients should expect results, and that is what we expect of ourselves. For that reason, we do not charge a fee until we recover money for you. You will never have to pay us out of pocket to fight your car accident claim. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation at which we will sit down with you and go over all your legal options. To set up a meeting with a personal injury lawyer today, call us at 1-800-747-3733.

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Will You Have to Go to Court to Recover Car Accident Compensation?

When we meet with new clients and provide a free consultation, many ask us at some point during the process if they will have to go to court for a car accident. Understandably, most of us, at least those who are not lawyers, try our best to stay out of courtrooms whenever possible.

The answer is that we are often able to recover big settlements for clients without having to go to court, but whether you may need to appear at some point depends on a variety of factors. Some of the most common are:

The Severity of Your Car Accident

In 2018, the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported just over 3,000 fatalities from auto accidents. Generally, the more severe the accident and the worse the injuries, the more likely the case ends up in court at some point.

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The Amount of Money at Stake

This is a corollary to the first factor listed above. Severe accidents often lead to massive claim values, which increase the chance of the other side digging in and trying to pay less than what we say they owe. It makes sense on a basic level—the more money that is at stake, the more both sides are willing to fight to come out ahead.

If the other side disputes the value of our claim and we cannot resolve it amicably, then we will file a lawsuit and go to trial. In this scenario, you may end up having to go to court at some point.

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Whether the Insurance Company Agrees to a Fair Settlement Outside of Court

Whether your car accident was severe or minor, whether the claim value is substantial or modest, we almost always attempt to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company without having to go to court for a car accident. By “fair,” we mean a settlement that pays the full amount of compensation you deserve. Even if you were partially at fault, you still deserve compensation. Only if the insurance company does not agree to compensate you fairly do we file a lawsuit and go to court, a process that may eventually require you to appear.

Call for a Free Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Case Evaluation

If you were involved in a Fort Lauderdale car accident, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve. We have a long track record and many resources, and we want to put them to work for you. To set up a free case evaluation with a member of our team today, call us at 1-800-747-3733.