This section of the website has general answers to common questions I routinely hear from clients and potential clients. No single answer or combination of answers will be a complete response to the specific issues you might face in your case. By providing these answers to frequent questions, I am not acting as your attorney and no attorney-client relationship is being formed.  

If you'd like to discuss the specific facts involved in your case, set a free consultation by phone, text, or email.

If you have a question not discussed here, please feel free to ask by phone, text, or email.

If I file a lawsuit, will I have to go into court?  

Even after a lawsuit has been filed, it is very rare for a client to have to step foot in a courtroom. In a lawsuit, lawyers are in constant contact with the court by filing documents, and by attending conferences and hearings. However, the injured person themselves only really sees the inside of a courtroom if the case goes to trial, which is very rare. In the Texas court system's fiscal year 2018 (September 2018–August 2019), only about 1% of civil lawsuits were resolved by jury trial.  

To talk more about the process, or the likelihood of your case going to trial, set a free consultation by phone, text, or email.  

Rian Butler Law Firm

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Attorney Rian Butler