Generally the process for a car crash case is the initial signup, which gives me the authority to contact insurance companies and defendants on your behalf, the investigation of what the facts are and what evidence we would be able to present to a jury, then finally the demand phase where we try to settle things out of court with the defendant or the insurance company. If we’re unable to settle, then we file a lawsuit. Things like your deposition might take place prior to you ever having to set foot into a courthouse. Very rarely the cases go all the way to a jury trial. Most cases settle amicably beforehand.