It’s hard enough to be in a car accident, but if you suffer from an injury as well it can be even worse. To add even more heartache, you could be facing a loss of income and months of medical treatment due to the fault of another person. Your bills are piling up, your medical expenses are through the roof, and your pain is excruciating. It may seem like you are at the end of the rope, which makes it understandable why so many people wonder just how long it takes to wrap up a personal injury claim when it comes to a car accident. However, before you sign anything, be sure you are looking at the big picture and make sure you are getting the settlement that you deserve.
How Long Should It Take?
This is a common, and understandable question, that many accident victims ask their attorney. Unfortunately, every personal injury claim is unique and there is no set time limit for a case to settle. If the case is fairly simple and straightforward, it will take less time to resolve. It will be a matter of two parties agreeing on the extent of any injuries and how much they are worth.
However, some personal injury claims are much more complex. They may require countless hours of discovery, mountains of paperwork and medical bills to be resolved, and extensive searches for documents. These cases can take much longer, but a car accident attorney will do everything they can to move things along as quickly as they can.
Do You Want a Fair Settlement or Fast Settlement?
When it comes to your settlement, speed may be important, but the quality of your settlement should mean even more. If you want a fast settlement, the insurance company will likely be happy to offer you a lowball settlement, but you need to think twice before you accept it. If you get too anxious, you could end up settling for an amount that won’t even cover your medical bills, let alone your lost wages and pain and suffering.
A fair offer may take a bit more time, but will be one that compensates you for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and much more. By working with an experienced personal injury attorney, they will have the knowledge to ensure that you get a fair offer and not one that the insurance company tries to sneak past you.
Get the Settlement That You Deserve
When you work with the attorneys at the David Aylor Law Offices, we will work hard to move your claim through the process as quickly as possible while still ensuring that you get the settlement that you are entitled to. The amount of time it can take to reach a settlement varies widely from case to case, but our attorneys will be able to review your claim and help you understand the value and time frame that may be required to wrap up your case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
David Aylor is a Criminal Defense Attorney who practices in Charleston, Walterboro, and Myrtle Beach, SC. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and has been practicing law for 11 years. David Aylor believes in defending the accused. Learn more about his experience by clicking here.