Will I Have to Go to Court for My Accident Case in New Jersey?
Whether or not you have to go to court and testify in court during your accident case is something that’s going to be entirely left up to you. If the case goes to trial, then you will have to testify. We will make sure that you are thoroughly prepared for that testimony. We will go over with you, many times, exactly what the questions you can expect to be asked in trial by both our office and the defense attorneys. Therefore, you will be prepared to answer the questions. Some people have a fear of the possibility of testifying in court, in which case that’s a fact that would be discussed if and when there are settlement offers in your case. But the decision as to whether or not you would have to testify is entirely up to you.
You probably will have to testify at a deposition. Deposition is a hearing that’s conducted before a trial where defense attorney comes to our office and asks you questions under oath and your answers are recorded. Many times, how you answer those questions depends upon whether or not the settlement made by the insurance company is going to be satisfactory or not. So, whether or not you have to go to court is going to be a decision you have to make as soon as there is money offered to you by an insurance company.