HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RESOLVE MY PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
The length of time it takes to resolve a personal injury claim can vary widely depending on the type of accident and extent of injuries sustained. Typically, it takes no less than a year to resolve a claim for minor injuries and from two to five years for reasonably serious injuries. That’s because it’s extremely important to wait until you have reached ‘maximum medical improvement’ from your injuries – in other words, that you’re as good as you’re going to get. Remember, once a claim is settled, you’ll be required to sign a ‘full and final’ release that protects the insurance company from paying further compensation in relation to that claim – even if your injuries persist for longer than predicted or worsen in the future.
When calculating how much your claim for pain and suffering may be worth, your lawyer will consider a variety of resources, including reports by medical experts confirming the extent of your injuries, when you recovered or are likely to recover, and how you’re likely to be affected in the future. The team at Kelly Greenway Bruce has extensive experience in personal injury claims and will work diligently to understand your unique case and negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf
The above information is of a general nature and is not intended to provide legal opinions. Readers should seek professional legal advice on the particular issues which concern them. We would be pleased to elaborate on any information contained above and how it may apply to your specific circumstances.