How long does it take to settle my car accident or personal injury case?
If a person is injured in a car accident in Massachusetts claims may be filed to pursue damages for those injuries. Those claims can be filed seeking damages from the insurance company that insures the vehicle you were in, from the “at fault” driver’s insurance company, or from any third parties who might be responsible.
In order to receive the compensation that you deserve it is first necessary to understand your injuries. In order to fully understand your injuries you should pursue immediate treatment, receive proper diagnostic evaluations, and pursuing ongoing medical treatment as necessary. Continued medical treatment is often necessary for injuries due to the nature of the injuries themselves. Continued treatment is also necessary to determine the severity and long term effects of your injuries. Without diagnostic evaluations, medical treatment, and the passage of time, it can be difficult or impossible to know if impairments or injuries from your accident could be permanent.
This often means that you should go through the process of receiving treatment, completing treatment, and identifying any permanent injuries before working to resolve your personal injury case. If you tried to settle your personal injury case before that process is complete you would not be able to receive the full compensation that you deserve. In order to receive the full compensation that you deserve it is necessary for you to complete treatment and determine the full scope, nature, and duration of your injuries. In other words, some lawyers might tell you they can settle your case “fast” but that is only possible if you are willing to accept less compensation than you deserve. For this reason, we carefully guide our client through the claims process and fight to protect their right to receive full compensation for their injuries. The total timeframe to settle a claim will depend on your treatment and the nature of your injuries and could range from a few months for soft tissue injuries to several years for more serious injuries.
Our Expertise in car accident and personal injury cases
Our expertise in car accident and personal injury cases allows us to carefully review each client’s circumstances, to identify all possible claims against all possible parties, and to pursue the maximum amount of compensation that is available. This is one of many reasons why it is important to have a personal injury attorney to assist you in protecting your rights and fighting for the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured in a car accident or other accident please call our office today at 508-880-6677 and speak with one of our personal injury attorneys for your free and confidential personal injury case consultation.