Many people often wonder how long it will take to settle their personal injury claim. There are no set time limits (other than the Statute of Limitations) because all injuries are different. As your personal injury lawyers, we will do our best to settle your insurance claim for the maximum amount of money.
We Begin By Helping You Heal From Your Injuries
Car accidents can result in a wide variety of bodily injuries, and people recover and heal from these injuries differently. Some car accidents result in soft tissue injuries, and generally, these auto accident injuries will improve with physical therapy. Other accidents can result in more serious bodily injury, including broken or fractured bones and other significant internal injuries which could require hospitalization, extensive therapy and other forms of medical treatment.
Please note that your case will not settle until you have finished all of your medical treatment, or we are able to determine, with reasonable certainty, what medical treatment you might require in the future. This way, you will likely avoid paying outstanding medical bills after your claim is settled.
Has the Responsible Party Admitted Fault?
Another important consideration for your insurance claim is who caused the car accident. Many times this is unclear and we will perform an investigation to determine who was responsible. In many car accidents, there are multiple parties at fault. In this situation, insurance companies usually conduct their own investigation as well. All of this could delay the settlement in your personal injury claim.
Now Our Attorneys Work to Settle Your Claim
As your personal injury lawyer, we take several steps to properly settle your insurance claim:
- We investigate every aspect of your car accident.
- We obtain all the relevant legal documents.
- We professionally present your claim to the responsible party’s insurance company.
Once the insurance company receives the necessary information, we can begin negotiating a good settlement on your behalf. The amount of work necessary to complete negotiations and agree on a final settlement amount varies greatly depending upon the severity of the car accident, the injuries and the particular insurance company. We will never accept a settlement amount without your verbal and written approval.
Some insurance claims are not resolved before the legal time limit. If that ever becomes a possibility, we would file a lawsuit to protect your rights from expiring. Sometimes, by merely filing a lawsuit, insurance companies will take note and pay out a reasonable settlement.
Once we’ve reached a personal injury settlement, we will help ensure that all outstanding bills have been handled appropriately by preparing a full financial accounting (called a disbursement memorandum) for your review and approval.
Call Us Now For Help With Your Insurance Claim
Since 1992, our San Diego law offices have been helping people just like you recover the maximum financial compensation for their injuries. If you need help paying your medical bills, our personal injury attorneys can provide you some options to delay payment until after your claim is settled. So you need not worry about how long your claim will take to settle. Leave that to our experienced personal injury attorneys. It’s what we do.
If you would like help with your personal injury claim, then please contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a FREE consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in San Diego. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.