How Long Will My Car Accident Settlement Take?
Some cases settle within a few months. Other cases take years to resolve. Most cases settle in between. Its impossible to say with any certainty because there are factors outside your control. For example, some injures take longer to heal, other might not heal. Your medical treatment may last two months or two years.
Additionally, some insurance companies take longer to respond than others. Conflicting witnesses statements on who was at fault may make additional investigation necessary. Unreasonable offers from the insurance company may necessitate filing a lawsuit.
The key to a speedy settlement is having a system that tracks treatment status, medical records, and responses to information requests from the insurance companies. To speed up your settlement, make sure to organize your medical bills, review your insurance paperwork, and document your recovery.
If you have been hurt in a car accident: