After you’ve been in an accident, a million thoughts can rush through your brain — not the least of which is:
How am I going to pay my bills?
The last thing you want at a time like this is to face is a long, drawn-out process fighting for compensation while your medical bills and lost work wages add up. For this reason, many attorneys are often asked how long a person’s personal injury claim will take to resolve.
The short answer: It’s different for each case.
In each accident, medical needs and the extent of damages will vary greatly; therefore, the amount of time required to reach a settlement will also vary.
There are three main factors, however, that typically affect the amount of time needed to settle a personal injury case. These factors are:
The medical treatment you receive after an accident is extremely pivotal for your case. Depending on the severity of your injuries, recovery time can range from a couple of weeks to months or even years.
It’s important to have comprehensive medical reports that cover all of your injuries from the accident in order to have a complete look at how you have been affected. If you or a loved one are more severely injured, it may take longer to collect comprehensive medical reports.
In cases when it’s not certain who was at fault in an accident, it may take a bit longer to settle a personal injury claim. This is especially true if multiple individuals or parties are at fault, or if the injured individual is partially at fault, as well.
Settlement Cannot Be Reached
In some instances, insurance companies will refuse to pay the amount of compensation that you and your attorney believe to be fair. In this situation, you may decide to file a lawsuit and go to court, which can certainly extend the process.
If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident in Colorado, don’t get lost along the way to compensation. The attorneys at The Babcock Law Firm are fully prepared to help fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your damages. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation, or check out our Legal Library to learn more about personal injury cases like yours.