"Its not, per se, fishy. It depends on who talked to our victim. If it was a States Attorney, someone who has the incentive to see the driver punished, appearance at the next court date is not required because no trial is…"
"It depends on the Court. I assume that this was "criminal" Court for charges against the motorist. In such case, the States Attorney would talk to our victim as a potential witness. And if the next Court date…"
"+1. smells fishy to me.
and the part about : "Someone from the court spoke to me after this, took my info, and said I am not going to the next court date. When I asked if that is going to hurt me in anyway, she said "No, the judge…"
"Most importantly, do not skip a court date unless and until you have a lawyer representing you. You may risk having your case dismissed if you do not show up. Someone was either uninformed or trying to mislead you."
"Definitely call the Active Trans Crash Hotline(312.869.HELP). They're there to help guide you through what happens next after a crash, and can refer you to a lawyer if that's appropriate for your case (which given what you've…"
"I would get an attorney. They take these cases on contingency - meaning they get paid when you win and it comes from the settlement. I found the 30% I paid my attorney well worth having him and his amazing staff handle the hassle of insurance…"
""Someone from the court" could have been someone from the motorist's side. Contact your insurance company - they have a vested interest in this case - and ask them what to do: lawyer, back to the other court, etc. I am not an attorney…"
I was hot by an uninsured motorist about 2 months ago, where I have had minor (but possible long term) medical bills, and about $500 worth of damage to my bike. I went to the court date, sans lawyer, and the guy that hit me had a lawyer. Once my case was called, it was IMMEDIATELY moved up to personal injury court, where we sat for a looonnng time to be called. Once called, the lawyer said he wanted a continuance because he didn't have any more time to deal with this that day, and wanted an…See More