In order to get a fair settlement after my injury will I have to go to court?
It depends. In many cases you are able to settle your case without having to go into court and fight. In some cases, the trucking company and their insurance companies will not be serious about fully compensating you for your injuries. In those cases, you will actually have to go to court and fight them in a trial, whether for a jury or a judge. It really depends on the severity of your injuries and your willingness to fight them.