If I File a Personal Injury Claim Will I Have to Go to Court?


FAQ: If I file a personal injury claim will I have to go to court?
Answered by Attorney Jesse Tanksley

For those who have suffered a personal injury, there is likely physical pain, not to mention fear and uncertainty about the future. The last thing you likely want to do is go to court to fight for your rights as a personal injury victim. Fortunately, filing a personal injury lawsuit does not necessarily mean you will need to go to court.

According to auto accident attorney Jesse Tanksley of the Mann, Wyatt & Rice Midwest Injury Firm, “Most cases are resolved before having to present evidence to a jury.” Tanksley went on to explain the following steps:

1. Your attorney will attempt to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.

2. If the negotiations are unsuccessful, your lawsuit will be filed.

3. After the lawsuit is filed, the Discovery process follows. The process is an opportunity for both sides to obtain information through:

Written Discovery
Subpoena(s) for Information
4. Mediation is another opportunity for the parties to resolve matters, although negotiations may continue to be made throughout the process.

5. If none of the above resolves matters, the case will go to court, although this is less common.

We Can Help With Your Hutchinson, Kansas, Personal Injury Claim

A personal injury case can be complicated and emotional due to your pain and suffering, so if you have suffered an injury, we encourage you to contact the Mann, Wyatt & Rice Hutchinson team as soon as possible for a free consultation. We work on contingency, so there are absolutely no fees until a settlement or verdict is reached!

Practicing specifically in the areas of auto accident law, personal injury, trucking accidents and workers’ compensation, our Mann, Wyatt & Rice Midwest Injury Firm attorneys have more than 50 years of trial and litigation experience. We’ve collected millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Request a free consultation with our team of Hutchinson personal injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!

The following does not constitute legal advice. Every case is different and the circumstances of each determine which laws and legal strategies apply. Consultation with an attorney is necessary for a thorough evaluation of your case. Even with diligent and zealous representation, not all cases can be won. Every case is different and results are based on specific factual and legal circumstances, and similar results may not be obtained in your case. Our past performance is no guarantee of future results.