Do I Have To Go To Court?

law books with american flag and gavelIf you are a motorcyclist, then you know that riding can be risky. Unfortunately, even if you take all the necessary precautions, accidents can and do happen. 

A question we are often asked is, ‘If I have been injured in a motorcycle crash and it wasn’t my fault, do I still have to go to court if I hire a lawyer?” The answer is no. You are the boss. You decide whether or not we file a lawsuit. 

But in most severe motorcycle injury cases, your lawyer will need to file a lawsuit to get just and fair compensation because the insurance adjuster needs to learn more about your injuries and they’re not going to just take your word for it. They are going to want to take your deposition and potentially your family, friends, and doctors depositions,, so that they can properly evaluate the claim. 

Does that mean that you’re going to trial? No. You should know the vast majority of lawsuits are settled without the need to go to trial. 

Some people might not be comfortable with the idea of initiating legal action against a company or person.  In many cases, the insurance companies will never get serious about offering a fair settlement until you file a lawsuit, and they see you are willing to take them to trial if necessary. 

Retaining a lawyer does not mean that you have to go to court, it does not mean that you have to file a lawsuit, and it does not mean that you have to go to trial – but these are some of the options that you will have once you hire a lawyer.

Contact Wyly & Cook, PLLC today to learn more about your options and whether you have a viable claim following a motorcycle accident. Call us at 713-236-8330 or email our firm at

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