Personal injury cases are not one-size-fits-all and will vary in length of time depending on the circumstances and facts of the case. If you want it to resolve quickly, you will likely end up getting very little financial compensation in your settlement. To avoid this, be prepared for your case to take more time.
Insurance companies prefer quick settlements, so a speedy outcome serves their interests more than yours. Quick settlements can particularly work against you if your doctor is unsure of the extent of your injuries. This is true for those with soft-tissue injuries, which may have lasting effects and require months of treatment and therapy that may not be covered by a low-ball settlement. Fast cash could seem appealing at the present time, but might not be wise if your injury turns out to be more severe than it initially seemed.
Instead of being at the mercy of an insurance company’s offer, you can hire a personal injury attorney. They will collect your medical records and bills, and compose a demand letter that outlines your case. Waiting for a response will also take time and the more complicated a case is, the longer this may take, especially if a lot of money is at stake.
The most time-intensive aspect of a personal injury case, however, is your own recovery. If you have not reached maximum medical improvement, you will not know the value of your damages and could end up with a settlement that will not address your needs.
At The Simon Law Firm, P.C., our St. Louis personal injury attorneys are backed by years of insight and experience. We have a proven track record and have secured over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
Call us for a free consultation at (314) 241-2929.