Will I have to testify in court?

Will I have to testify in court? | Donaldson & Weston | Dante Weston | Fighting For You | We Represent People Just Like You. Not Big Businesses. Not Insurance Companies | https://dwpersonalinjurylaw.com/ | 311 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, Florida 34994 – (772) 266-5555 | 515 N Flagler Dr., Suite P-300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 – (561) 299-3999

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.