How Long Does a Car Accident Settlement Take?
What Affects The Car Accident Settlement Timeline
1. Severity of InjuriesOne important reason that you will receive better compensation if you have a lawyer is that the lawyer is able to seek damages you may not have thought you could ask for like pain and suffering or payment for lost wages. For very serious or severe injuries, you may even be able to seek compensation for the future effects of your injury. This factor can delay a settlement because of the time needed to determine this amount. Once a settlement has been reached, you are not able to reopen the case for further compensation. Doctors and lawyers may advise waiting until your injuries are fully understood before filing your claim to ensure you receive adequate payment.
2. Proof of LiabilityProving liability can be difficult and requires research and investigation by your lawyer. This type of evidence gathering can be time-consuming and includes tracking down witnesses and conducting interviews to gather all relevant information. Without proof of liability, there is no case.
3. The Insurance CompanyWhich insurance company you are dealing with will affect the amount of time it takes to reach a settlement, because some companies move faster than others. The insurance company has to have time to review the claim and they can accept or deny liability. If denied, they will hold out for trial. If accepted, negotiations can begin.
4. NegotiationsInsurance companies and lawyers can negotiate in an attempt to reach a settlement once all of the information has been evaluated. This is another part of the process that can potentially slow things down. Having an injury lawyer with decades of experience to negotiate on your behalf can be invaluable at this stage. If you have been injured in a car accident in the West Palm Beach, Florida area, contact Casas Law, South Florida Car Accident Lawyers, and fill out a free consultation form.
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