How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Last?Trusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. February 19, 2019
When you’ve been injured in a car accident or a slip and fall, your world has been turned upside down. You probably want to move on quickly from the experience and put it all behind you. But you also want to make sure that you get the best possible settlement to cover your damages. Every personal injury case is different, so the length of time it can take a case to conclude depends on the circumstances of your claim.
Injuries and Medical Treatment
The most important part of any personal injury claim is the type of medical treatment you receive. Making sure you get all of the medical treatment you need is essential to putting your life back on track. Once you have recovered from your injuries, or have reached as much of a recovery as possible, your doctor will have a better idea of how your injuries will affect your future. In some cases, you may have to see specialists or undergo surgery which can take time. If you settle prematurely, you may not receive all of the compensation you need to be treated properly.
Legal or Factual Issues
Sometimes there may be legal or factual questions that require some investigation on the part of your attorney. For instance, if you’ve been in a truck accident, there may be an issue regarding whether poor truck maintenance was the cause of your injuries and whether the trucking company should be held liable. There also may be issues regarding how an accident occurred and who was at fault. These questions all involve investigations and collecting evidence and can take time depending on the circumstances.
Amount of Money Involved
Sometimes due to high medical bills and other expenses, there may be a large amount of money involved in your case. The negotiation process for large sums can take more time as the insurance company won’t part with the money easily. An experiencedattorney will pursue a fair amount for your circumstances.
Filing a Lawsuit
While most cases settle without the need for a trial, there is still the possibility that an insurance company won’t settle and the case will have to go to trial. If a case goes to trial, it can take a year or more to complete.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
In order to seek the best settlement possible, it’s important to hire a personal injury attorney who is experienced and trusted. Contact the lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, and we will evaluate your case for free. Schedule your free consultation today by contacting us online or calling us at 1-855-293-5630.