How long will it take to settle a car accident claim involving an injury?
Because no two cases are the same, the answer to this question won’t be the same for everyone. While some cases can settle within weeks, others can take years. Typically, the cases that settle quickly are those in which people accept the insurance company’s first offer. If victims of auto accidents negotiate with the insurance company or get an attorney involved, the settlement process will be longer.
During this time, the insurance company will want to review all of your medical records and determine if you will need ongoing medical care. The only way they can determine this and assess your claim correctly is if the extent of your injuries are known. This means that your case can’t settle until your injuries are healed or you reach maximum medical improvement. Once that is determined, then your claim can be evaluated.
Once you’ve reached maximum medical improvement, your case could be settled within a couple of months. However, if the insurance company isn’t being fair with their offer, your case could go to trial, which could take a lot longer.
In order to get a better idea of the time frame you will be looking at regarding your specific injury claim, call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 to speak with a South Florida personal injury lawyer in a free consultation today.