Does hiring a personal injury attorney for my auto accident case mean that I will have to go to trial?
Not necessarily. Though our firm prepares each and every client’s case as if it is headed for trial, the reality is that the majority of personal injury cases in Virginia are settled without going to trial. In fact, most Virginia auto accident cases are settled without even filing a lawsuit.
Before we file a lawsuit in your case, our attorneys will have reviewed all of your medical bills and records and provided you with an evaluation of your case. Then, a demand package is sent to the auto insurance company. In cases where liability (who caused the accident) is not disputed, the insurance company will typically make some sort of settlement offer. We then meet with our clients to discuss whether we will be able to come to an agreement with the insurance company or whether we should simply file suit and proceed with the litigation process.