If you have been hurt in a car accident, one of the biggest questions on your mind is probably, “how long will it take to get my claim taken care of and get paid?”
Each case is unique and some settle within weeks or months, while others can take far longer.
One thing to keep in mind is that a quick settlement offer from the insurance company is usually for far less than you deserve and will not be enough to cover your long-term costs. Our experienced California motor vehicle accident attorneys are here to fight for full compensation for you.
Your Medical Status Matters
If you have been seriously injured, it can take time to determine the full impact of your injuries. Some types of injuries, including brain injuries and soft tissue injuries, can have symptoms that develop over time. And, of course, serious injuries can involve numerous medical treatments over a period of weeks, months, or more. It is best to wait to negotiate your settlement until you have reached maximum medical improvement, the point at which you are considered to be at your fullest recovery, so that your lifetime costs can be properly estimated and, if necessary, presented to the jury.
Statute of Limitations
You also have time limits for taking legal action. The statute of limitations is time limit for filing your lawsuit. In California, the statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of your accident. If you let that deadline pass, you lose your legal right to sue.
To learn more about the value of your case and what to expect, call Sheridan & Rund, PC, today at 855-295-6112 or email us today and schedule your free consultation.