11 January, 2024
If you sustain an injury in a car accident in California, you’ll likely experience injuries and damages as a result of the accident. While personal injury laws protect your rights as a victim, you must file an insurance claim or lawsuit to obtain compensation.
Victims who sustain injuries in car accidents may recover numerous damages, including lost wages, medical bills, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering. Understanding how long it takes to settle a claim helps victims make better plans for their recovery.
More importantly, consider hiring a trusted car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm who can assist you in the claim process and help you get the best result possible for your accident case.
Solving a personal injury claim can take less than 6 months or over a year once you’ve hired an experienced personal injury attorney.
However, many factors can delay the settlement process, including:
If you’re looking for a significant compensation amount, the at-fault party and their insurance company will put up a fight, resulting in delays. The at-fault party may hire experts and highly experienced defense attorneys to avoid or reduce liability.
MMI occurs when a certified medical provider states that you’ve recovered as much as possible based on your injury. For some people, MMI means full recovery. Unfortunately, some people retain significant disabilities even after attaining MMI.
Legal experts encourage car accident victims to wait before filing a claim because they will continue incurring medical bills until they attain MMI. It is also challenging to establish future medical needs for people who suffer life-long injuries.
Maximum medical improvement can help establish if you deserve compensation for the following medical-related costs:
How an insurance company responds to your claim can determine the speed at which you’ll obtain a settlement. Often, the willingness of an insurance provider to settle determines if you’ll get a speedy resolution.
Some insurance companies prefer a speedy resolution to avoid being dragged into a messy court case. Unfortunately, some insurance companies are stubborn and only willing to settle once compelled by the court.
Although you may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury case, you must table evidence to prove your case. Evidence is readily available in some cases, while others require a complex investigation to find fault.
If your attorney requires additional time in a fact-finding mission, your quest for receiving a settlement amount is more likely to suffer a delay.
If you’ve sustained an injury in a car accident, your body demands immediate and ongoing medical attention. You also deserve monetary support to compensate for lost productivity and reduced quality of life.
Consider hiring an experienced car accident attorney from The Barnes Firm for a speedy resolution that facilitates recovery.
Contact us online or at (800) 800-0000 for a free case evaluation.
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