The car accident settlement process
By: Darrell Castle
If your case is really complicated and the other side just refuses to pay, then you have to go through the litigation process, and that takes longer.
But the vast majority of cases are settled; and the length of time varies, depending on the complications of the accidents and the type of injury that you had.
You can’t start thinking about settling an injury case until you’re fully recovered. Once you’re fully recovered and all the medical records are available for everyone to look at and evaluate, then you can discuss settlement if it’s a case that is discussable – in other words, the liability (who caused it) is pretty clear. Then you can discuss settlement.
But it takes a while. And believe me, your attorney wants to bring that case to a close just as badly as you do. So everybody’s working to make sure it works out in your favor – everybody that’s on your side, that is.