Not likely. I really don't think they even care if they lose.
They will if you get a judgment against them!
One year from claim to trial is quick in our bogged down system. I can't imagine this fact set will ever actually get to a jury. Don't be shocked if settlement talks begin after jury selection and before or after Opening Statement, but before witnesses are put on.
About the only way they won't care is if they have insurance and have already met their deductible. Even then, a claim that is paid will affect future premiums.
Good luck and hang in!!!
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