Will I have to testify in court?

I get this question every time I meet with a new client, "Will I have to testify in court?" The answer is, if your case goes to court and goes to trial, you absolutely will have to testify. However, 90+% of cases never go to trial. In fact, they never even get the court system involved at all. What we try to do first is settle a case without involving the court system, pre-sue, by sending a demand to the other side.

Typically, most cases can get resolved that way. If it can't, then the case will proceed to litigation, in which we involve the court system, but even at that point, most cases don't have to go to trial. Most insurance companies, after being pressured enough, they will realize that it's a time to settle and they'll make you a fair offer.

Testimonials
★★★★★
“The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again.”
MP
★★★★★
“After my accident, i felt like I was being pulled in a bunch of different directions. I really didn't know what to do and all I wanted was someone to shoot me straight. The lawyers at the firm were so honest and definitely pointed me in the right direction. The staff was professional. I think it’s great that only attorneys work on my case, it definitely made me feel comfortable”
DL
★★★★★
“After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court.”
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