Are there alternatives to going to court in a Florida pedestrian accident case?

In the state of Florida, if you’ve been involved in an accident and you come meet with our law firm, we get this question all the time: Do I have to go to court? Do I have to go to trial?

The answer is typically no. In fact, probably over 90% of cases that file a claim do not go to a full-blown trial and don’t actually even see the light of day of a courtroom. Most cases settle through the demand process, which is a semi-formal, semi-informal process in which your attorney would send a demand package stating the liability – the fault for the case, your damages, your medical bills, your expenses – and attempt to resolve that with the insurance company or the defendant. Most cases do not have to actually go to court.