How Long is my Personal Injury case going to take?
Oftentimes, when we have new clients, we’re always asked, “How long is my case going to take?” Or “Are there different phases throughout it?”
Let’s talk about those different steps and the process that we go through during a personal injury case. The first part of the case is the active treatment phase. In addition to handling the vehicle, the lost wages, and getting the claim open, this is where you’re going to be seeking active medical attention to get back on your feet, and if you need help finding somebody, we can help with that too.
The second part is the gathering and demand phase. At this point, we’re going to assume that you’ve reached almost back where you’re going to be or to a point where you and your doctor have agreed that this is unfortunately as good as it’s going to get.
So, we’re going to get all the bills, all the records, and we’re going to create a demand, and we’re going to send that over to the insurance company. You and our personal injury attorneys are also going to meet and we’re going to talk about how the accident has affected your life, and affected your family’s life, your work life.
You need to tell a story
We need to know the story about you. In order to really understand your story, we have to meet and then we can convey that same story to the insurance company. The final part of your case is the negotiation and settlement phase. We’re going to receive an initial offer. It’s probably going to be low, but we’re going to call you. We’re going to talk about it and we’re going to discuss the expectations for this case.
Your Personal Injury Attorney is on your team
What do you expect to get out of it? We’re going to give our expert opinion on where we think this case should and would settle. And if at any point, you’re not happy with us, let us know. This is your case. You’re the one that will be affected by it. Now, not every case is settled in just negotiation. Fortunately, we’ve got to the mat, file the lawsuit, and take it to the judge.
Now at any point in your case, you’re not sure where you’re at or what phase we’re in, give us a call. We’d love to talk with you and give you an update on your case.