I want to file a personal injury claim, but is it worth it?
Seeking compensation may not have been your first thought after an accident. Loss of property and damage from an accident can put your life out of order. Also, the process of recovering from your injury can cause you to miss work. Loss of wages could lead to financial problems. If you are unsure whether filing a personal injury claim is worth it, you should contact our talented and dedicated Springfield personal injury attorneys to make sure you have all the information.
At Carver & Associates, our attorneys are here to serve you. We can give you the answers you need. If your claim is valid, we can start negotiating with insurance companies and protect your rights immediately. Our track record shows that you can trust us to provide excellent service and fight for the result you deserve.
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How long will it take to resolve my personal injury claim?
On average, a personal injury claim can be resolved within a couple of months, depending on the extent of your injuries and the treatment you require. However, each case is unique and the length of time depends on several factors.
The litigation phase begins when you and your lawyer file a personal injury lawsuit in court. The filing of the lawsuit starts the clock running on when it might come to trial. Each state’s pretrial procedures are different, but usually it will take one to two years before an injury case gets to trial.
The time to resolve your case can change for a number of reasons, including:
- When the negotiation process with the insurance company begins
- Gathering and submitting the appropriate documentation as it pertains to your case
- Whether a fair agreement can be reached during the negotiation process
- Your personal injury claim may take longer to resolve if your case goes to trial. If the insurance company is unwilling to offer you the settlement you deserve, then you have the right to take the matter to court by filing a lawsuit. A lawsuit consists of a pretrial hearing, mediation, and a trial.
If you win your case after going to trial, the insurance company may have the right to appeal the court’s decision. An appeal will further extend the term of your claim. Consult one of our experienced attorneys for a thorough understanding of your options.
Consult us sooner than later
You are not the only one who worries about the legal process after an injury. That is why we do our best to make it an easy choice. If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay attorney’s fees. Our success is tied to the amount of compensation we earn for people like you.