A vehicle accident may affect your life in many ways, particularly if it is more than a fender- bender. It may leave you unable to work and provide for your family; it may mean years of medical treatment. If you are in an accident, one of the first things you should do is talk with one of our personal injury attorneys.
One question we get from clients is: how long will it take to get a settlement or to get a court date in my personal injury case?
This really depends on your injuries and how you deal with those injuries.
For instance, one client who was in a car accident underwent conservative treatment formally for two or three years before finally seeing a specialist. It was ultimately determined that she had three injuries.
We couldn’t really evaluate her case until we knew the full extent of her injuries, which did not happen until she finally saw the specialist. So her case lingered for several years. She wanted to settle, but we knew she had a sound case that was just going to take time. We finally were able to resolve her case for more than a million dollars.
One thing you should not do is rush to treatment. That is something we see on TV with all the advertising that makes personal injury cases, and getting your money, sound nice and easy. It is anything but nice or easy.
If it is a minor injury, that’s one thing. But if it is a major injury, like a spine injury, the last thing you want to do is settle your case. Once it’s done; it’s done. You can’t go back should you need another back surgery. You only get one bite at the apple.
Our attorneys are here to answer your questions about personal injury cases. These cases are difficult, and you’ll want a good law firm on your side.