You should know what to expect if your personal injury case goes to trial in California.
Personal injury cases frequently settle before ever getting in front of a judge, but occasionally neither side is willing to budge, and the case has to go to trial.
If this happens, don’t worry. Your attorney will be with you every step of the way, working to build your case so that you can be fairly compensated.
There are a few things you should expect leading up to and at the trial of your personal injury case.
First, your personal injury attorney will have to document the evidence that proves the other party was at fault. He will need your statement and any medical records, police reports, photographs and notes that you have, along with the names of any possible witnesses.
Then, both sides will start the “discovery” process. That means your personal injury attorney and the attorneys for the insurance company will share whatever information they have, including documents. They also will likely take depositions, formal on-the-record sworn statements of what each witness knows.