Yes, if the case goes to Court. However, as indicated above, the vast majority of my cases are resolved prior to filing a lawsuit. Basically, a thorough early investigation and careful monitoring of the insurance adjuster will build a strong foundation that discourages the defendant from delaying the case. If the case does proceed towards a hearing, then it generally is resolved in a mediation or arbitration. These are new expedited procedures conducted by a retired judge or practicing attorney. The hearing usually takes about two to three hours as opposed to four or five days for a jury trial. Keep in mind that some cases still proceed to a full trial but they are clearly in the minority.
We handle cases throughout California, including the cities of:
Silicon Valley, San Jose, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Orange County and San Diego. We also have a network of qualified cycling attorneys throughout the country for clients who are seeking representation outside of California.