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Length of Time it Takes to Settle A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Posted by Stephanie Lowman on Jun 8, 2010 9:51:00 AM

Saving time is not and insurance company's agenda, when it comes to settling a personal injury lawsuit.  Insurance Companies are not obligated to settle quickly, and will try to take advantage of you by offering a lesser settlement early on.  Cases can be delayed or take a long time to go to trial if fault is an issue, or due to the nature of your injuries. 

If Fault is an Issue

If you had waited awhile, before contacting a personal injury lawyer after your accident, chances are the insurance company has an upper hand.  They have done a thorough investigation of the crime scene, and will try to convince the court you are actually the party at fault, or at least, you are partly to blame. Insurance companies employ hundreds of investigators and adjusters who gather specific evidence they believe will show you are at fault.  If your attorney does not have the chance to do a timely investigation of the case, contacting witnesses and gathering statements, your case can be significantly delayed as the attorney disputes the insurance company's claims.

Nature of Injury

Another reason a case can be delayed is due to the nature of your injuries.  It is not recommended to settle a case when you still require treatment.  You should talk to your attorney if you still experience pain, and determine what would be the best action for you to take.

No matter if contacted an personal injury attorney immediately after your accident, or not, Lowman Law Firm posseses the knowledge and know-how to deal with insurance companies, so you are adequately compensated.  We will give your case the personal attention of a small firm.  When you call us, you will speak directly to a personal injury lawyer.  If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, due to another person's negligence, do not hesitate to call, email, or text us, and we will arrange a FREE consultation with a Brooksville personal injury lawyer. Time is an important factor in getting claims settled quickly, and the earlier, the better.

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