How Long Does it Take to Settle A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
If you have been the victim of an accident that was caused due to negligence, there is a good chance that you may be weighing the option to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you are facing a personal injury lawsuit you may also be wondering how long it might take you to receive the compensation that you are seeking for your lost wages, medical bills and more. There are many factors to consider when it comes to the overall case length in a personal injury suit. Each case is unique from the next.
Most insurance companies are adjusting and settling quite quickly and as a result this leads to an early offer that most people receive which is considerably lower than they might expect. Insurance companies will often present a settlement offer even before accident victims speak to a lawyer. These types of settlements often occur when there have been smaller or soft tissue injuries or items that could cause some short-term pain that may or may not be chronic.
For injuries that will continue to cause lingering effects it is a good idea to consider seeking additional treatment. Signing a release early on with an insurance company prior to receiving your treatment or a quote for your treatment could be unwise as you could be responsible for several years of therapy in order to get your quality of life back.
Quick settlements can be an excellent way that you can get access to compensation. Agreeing on a quick settlement might mean that there's no chance for an investigation for additional compensation in your policy. Hiring a lawyer and going through the due process is one of the best ways that you can increase your chances of getting the maximum compensation amount that you deserve. Although a compensation case may take months or even years to complete, it is worth completing the process for your own due diligence.
The Law Offices of J Stanford Morse P.A. has been representing victims of auto and motorcycle crashes for over 40 years. Call Mr. Morse at 727-347-7737.