How long your personal injury case takes depends entirely on the circumstances
of your particular case, and whether or not you decide to quickly accept
a settlement offer rather than fight for maximum compensation. Settling
quickly or without an attorney may ultimately be an unwise decision, especially
if it turns out that surgery or additional medical treatment is necessary.
So beware, once the settlement is completed you cannot simply go back
and modify it if you realize that your injuries are worse than you originally
thought they were. Quick money often means inadequate compensation.
Personal injury cases generally take time because the value of your claim
directly related to the extent of your injuries, and this usually requires
waiting for you to reach the maximum medical improvement, at which point
an attorney may be able to more accurately assess the costs associated
with the treatment for your injuries. If you are still receiving treatment
while trying to negotiate your case, and it is unclear when or if you
will fully recover. As a result, you might not get a fair amount of compensation.
If your case involves a dispute as to who is at-fault, this may also cause
a delay while the facts of the matter are investigated by both sides.
Similarly, if your physician cannot definitively attribute the negligent
actions of the other party to your injuries, your case will take more
time, and the insurer will not make a reasonable offer until your attorney
can prove that the defendant caused your injuries.
At Todd Miner Law, we can help you obtain the compensation you need to
cover the costs related to your injuries, such as medical bills, lost
wages, and rehabilitative care. We are a contingency based firm, which
means you will not be charged for our services unless we can win your case.
Call us today for a free consultation at (407) 269-5877.