How Long Does A Personal Injury Claim Take?

If you have been injured in an accident, you probably have many questions about the legal process. One specific question you may have is regarding the length of your case.

Many factors can affect the duration of a personal injury case, including:

  1. The type of injury
  2. Potential complications
  3. Proof of fault (liability)

Experienced personal injury lawyers have the wisdom to know when to settle early, yet have the tenacity to stay with the case for the long term. Part of that wisdom comes from listening to you and understanding your needs.

At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, we know how important your recovery is to your future well-being. We will work promptly and thoroughly on your behalf throughout the duration of your case.

Type of Injury

First, it is important to treat every injury as a serious injury. Experience teaches that cuts can become infected, minor breaks can throw blood clots, backaches can appear days later, and many other conditions may go undiagnosed for weeks.

Some injuries are less likely to lead to complications. But other injuries that seem minor initially can prove to be very serious. And in many cases, it is immediately obvious that an injury is serious and life-altering.

Our attorneys have the experience to know how to handle a variety of injury cases. We have a nurse attorney on staff and frequently work with medical experts when building cases on behalf of injured clients. We will take appropriate legal action based on your current and long-term needs.

Potential Complications

Complications are the primary reason why insurance companies want to settle quickly. But quick is rarely in the best interests of the injured. Complications can significantly add to the cost of a claim. Insurance companies have a vested interest in offering quick settlements in injury claims.

Imagine this scenario: A heavy-equipment operator agrees to a settlement after a defective machinery accident that leads to a wrist injury. He accepts a settlement, which seems substantial. But his wrist is slow to heal. He will need to stretch his loss of income settlement further than expected or dig into savings.

It is important to plan for all potential complications. This may ultimately take extra time - but it is often time well spent to ensure adequate payment on behalf of an injured client.

Proof of Fault (Liability)

Proving fault in an accident takes time.

It is important to spend time building thorough and convincing arguments. That means working with accident reconstructionists, medical experts and other outside professionals.

Our attorneys have the experience and expertise to collect facts, determine fault and present the case to adversaries or juries.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation Today

We believe that it's never a waste of time to build a strong, thoroughly investigated case. Ultimately, this can result in a better settlement for you. We will not rush your case, but we will work promptly and effectively on your behalf.

To find out more about our approach in a free consultation, please complete our online contact form or call us at 800-580-9121 or 713-587-9668.