How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Case?
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If you or a loved one was recently injured, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries. Once of the most common questions we are asked is; how long does it take to settle an injury claim? The answer is not as straight forward as you might think. Every case is unique and there are many factors that will determine how long your case takes to settle.
Personal injury cases can be lengthy or they can take as little as a few days to settle. Learning more about the reasons for these differences in length may help you feel more comfortable about the pacing of your case.
If you or a loved one has recently been injured, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free case evaluation with our injury attorneys.
What can lead to delays in settling?
Even when a personal injury case does not go to trial, a lot of investigatory work needs to be done. Evidence has to be found, witnesses have to be interviewed, and often lawyers and clients on both sides of the case have busy schedules that prevent a case from settling quickly.
Reaching an agreement may also require a lot of compromise on the part of both parties. If you are willing to settle for less than what your case is worth, your case will likely reach a resolution in no time at all.
If, on the other hand, you feel your case is worth a substantial amount of money, be prepared for a lengthier negotiation process. Your lawyer will be able to advise you, based on their experience, how much they think your case it worth. This should give you a good indication as to whether you are being offered too little to settle. Knowing what the lowest you are willing to settle for will help you in negotiations, and will likely help you resist an offer that is lower than that bottom line.
What else can be done to speed up a personal injury case?
There are a lot of variables that can lead to a speedier resolution to a personal injury case. Depending on the facts of your case, the opposing party may be more or less willing to settle. Having the upper hand in negotiations requires having strong evidence that cannot be disputed.
However, there are a lot of instances where even cases that otherwise seem open and shut can lead to years of litigation. These cases can be lengthy, and although settling a case may lead to an immediate end to the stresses of a lawsuit, settling too soon may lead to a result you are unhappy with. If you receive a settlement offer, be sure to think about all of the costs and benefits of accepting it before you make a decision.
How Can I Learn More?
At Zinda Law Group, our San Antonio personal injury attorneys have helped thousands of victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you seek maximum compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and all the other ways your injury has cost you.
Our firm also believes that a victim should never have to worry about their ability to afford excellent legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you will pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your personal injury case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
If you or a loved one has been injured, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with our personal injury lawyers.
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