Unfortunately, a large majority of accidents involve two or more people who actually know each other. From dog bites to personal injury and even car wrecks, an accident becomes much more complicated when the other party involved is a friend, family member or acquaintance.
For many, the idea of coming face to face with that person in court can cause anxiety and an unwillingness to pursue their case. Luckily though, with an attorney on your side, it is unlikely that you will ever have to come face to face with the other person during the trial.
As your case moves forward, there are many steps involved. For some, a case may stretch out across multiple months, and during that time, there will be things like depositions, which is a question and answer session. During these sessions, the attorneys on both sides will do the talking, and in most situations, while your friend may be present, you will not be speaking to one another or interacting whatsoever. Throughout the case, your attorney will be your legal mouthpiece, so you will not have to worry about speaking with your friend or their attorney during the trial. Although, for many, the deposition stage will never come to fruition, and your case will be settled before you have to worry about answering questions about your case to anyone but your attorney.
For some, though, the case will go all the way and end up in court. If this happens, it will be the only time you will have to see the other person involved in your accident in court. During the trial, you will not have to communicate with the other person involved and will speak only with their attorney.
If you have been involved in an accident with someone you know, it can make the situation much more difficult. Hiring an attorney can take a lot of the pressure off as you will no longer have to speak about the case with anyone else but them. For more information about how an attorney can help you, contact us at 1-800-33-33-LAW or visit our website for more information.