Have you been injured in a car accident and wondering how long it will take to reach a settlement if you file a lawsuit?

Well, the saying “it depends” may never be as true as it is in this situation.

For the quickest results, there must be two qualifications:

  1. There must be no question on who caused the accident
  2. The person who caused the accident must have insurance.

If those two qualifications are in place, then negotiations would begin after the injured person has finished their treatment.  You can’t begin to talk about a settlement until all treatment has been completed as the cost of treatment will serve as a basis for compensation recovered.

At Darrell Castle & Associates, we like to start as quickly as we can once the treatment has been completed.

However, if there’s a dispute over who caused the accident, or if the cause of the accident itself is not absolutely certain, then it could take much longer to reach a settlement.

For example, say there’s a wreck at the intersection of a stoplight and there are multiple witnesses.

One witness states that the driver of the convertible had the right-of-way and the driver of the SUV was at fault.  Another witness states the driver of the SUV had the right-of-way and the convertible was speeding, causing the accident.  Another witness states that the SUV had its blinker on as if it was turning so the convertible continued forward but the SUV didn’t turn.

Are you confused?  A mess like this can hold up a case in litigation for a long time.

This is why your best bet is to get an attorney with experience in car accident cases.  Darrell Castle and Associates has excelled at these cases for over 25 years.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident and it wasn’t your fault, you need someone on your side to help you deal with pushy insurance companies and complicated medical records.  In one second, your life can change forever and the last thing you need is more paperwork, medical bills and frustration.

Let us help ease your pain while fighting for the compensation you deserve.

If a car accident caused you or a loved one injury, contact us today, either online or by calling us at (901) 327-1212 and one of our attorneys will be ready to speak with you, free of charge.