How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take?
How much of my time will my personal injury lawsuit take?
Only as much as necessary. After our first meeting, our Denver personal injury attorneys, paralegals and support staff will do almost all of the work for you. There is a lot to be done: gathering medical records; reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence; and preparing paperwork and legal documents. If your case goes to trial, it will require more of your time. Sometimes it’s necessary to go to trial because of a genuine dispute over facts. More often, though, an insurance company is only looking out for its bottom line – and that’s when we file a lawsuit to force them to compensate you fairly for the injuries you suffered at the hands of their negligent policyholder. However, only a small fraction of the cases for which we file a lawsuit actually go all the way to a trial.
Why is my accident injury case taking so long?
It can seem like the personal injury process can move very slowly. There are many reasons for this. A big one is that it takes time to determine the full extent of your injuries. Doctors often can’t give an opinion about how serious your injury is until your medical condition has stabilized. In serious injury cases, that may take as much as a year after the accident. It’s important to fully evaluate your injuries to determine what your damages are and what your compensation should be. Once you accept a settlement offer or get a verdict at trial, you’re locked in. You can’t go back and ask for more money later if your injuries turn out to be more serious than you thought. Plus, insurance companies bank on you getting impatient – which is why you may get a small little check from them, hoping you’ll jump at it.
For more information about your personal injury case, please contact the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya.
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