If you have been injured in a car accident case, you may wonder how long it will take for you to recover damages. Sometimes, certain circumstances will determine when you will receive the payment that you deserve for your severe or life-changing injuries. The reason why this becomes a significant concept is because you may have incurred severe medical issues and may not have the funds to pay for your medical bills. You may also have not been able to return to work, so we know how important your case is and what this money means to you.
You may see people gaining settlement options for their injuries all the time. This is usually because their case is clear-cut in terms of liability and can be settled in only months. When the damages have been well-established, a case can move forward in a small amount of time. However, other claims may take years to settle because of the circumstances, and if you find yourself in the middle of one of these cases, you may wonder why. We will help you understand what can affect the timeline of your case.
Nature of Your Injuries
The level of damages you are requesting is one of the main reasons why it may take some time to settle your case. The reason? Insurance companies are more likely to decide on the outcome of your case if the damages are low, as it does not require the attention and time that a large multitude of damages would. They may also believe that what you are asking for is incorrect and may take time to investigate matters, which can impact time constraints.
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Dealing With the Insurance Company
This brings us to another factor: Dealing with the insurance company themselves can dramatically impact your time. Many insurance companies have to go through the big guys after an accident, such as attorneys and legal firms who can help them decide on settlement matters. Many claims adjusters may also have many other accident cases to look over, making all of them priority.
In other cases, perhaps the factors of the accident may impact the time – such as when liability is not so clear. Maybe one vehicle ran into another, but we then find out that the other vehicle pulled out in front of them. Maybe a malfunctioning traffic light was involved. Any of these scenarios could impact the time it takes to receive information about your claim.
Because your case is important to us and takes priority, you should call an attorney who has experience in these cases from every level. At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, we understand how much your car accident claim means to you and we can help you gain the compensation you deserve in your time of need.