How Long Will It Take to Settle My Personal Injury Case?

Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Jul 30, 2015 in Personal Injury News

One of the most frequently asked questions of an attorney by a potential client is, "How long will it take to settle my personal injury case?" This is an understandable question. When you are involved in a car accident or other injury, you often need this compensation to pay for your medical bills, rehabilitation and other costs while you recover. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question.

Your Case is Unique

The reason it's not easy to put a timeframe on recovery of damages for a personal injury case is that each case is different. There's a direct connection between when the case resolves and the seriousness of the injury, how badly you will suffer and how long it will take to get better. Before everything is known, we can't always predict how much you deserve or how difficult it will be to recover these damages. We need to know all that we can to ensure that you get all you deserve.

Complex Court Cases

If there is more at stake and if your accident is more serious, the likelihood of litigation can increase. Once litigation is involved, the approach becomes more complicated. This results in a longer recovery time due to the complex nature of the court case. In the end, the more you are entitled to recover, the longer it can take to get your money. Insurance companies are more likely to part with $3,000 than they are to part with $100,000.

Fighting for You

Regardless of how long it takes, you can be assured that we will be in your corner every step of the way. We will do all it takes to bring your case to a successful resolution. Remember that even when a case goes to litigation, there are a lot of potential stopping points along the way. Just because we have to litigate, this doesn't necessarily mean alternate resolution does not occur during the process. Negotiations are a constant part of the process, and at just about any time an agreement can be reached and the case can be resolved. We realize how badly you need the compensation and will work tirelessly to get you what you deserve.

Patience and Determination

It can be difficult to be patient while the bills pile up and you are suffering through rehabilitation and treatment. We understand that. That's why we will keep in contact with you the whole time and help you find the light at the end of the tunnel. If you have been in an accident and believe you deserve compensation for your injuries, take a look at our firm overview and give us a call today for a free consult.