ANSWER: If your case is tried you will have to testify to explain the accident and how it has affected you and your family. Otherwise, you will probably never have to “go to court” as most court matters are handled by your attorney. You can always settle your case if you do not want to appear at trial, but you should never settle a case merely because of fear of “going to court”. Your attorneys will help you prepare for any court appearances or other aspects of your case in which you may be involved and will be there to help you through them. Typically, your only involvement in the lawsuit prior to trial will be to answer some written questions, provide relevant documents, give your deposition if requested and otherwise consult with counsel. Our goal is to make the litigation process as easy on our clients as possible so that they can make a rational decision about whether to settle their case or try it, rather than one made solely out of fear.