A Timeline of What to Expect During the Process
After an accident, it's common to have a million questions running through your head. How will I pay my medical bills? How will I support my family? And, perhaps most importantly, how long will it take to get my life back to normal?
The answer to this last question is, unfortunately, not always straightforward. The length of time it will take to settle your injury claim depends on many factors, including the severity of your injuries, the amount of insurance coverage available, and whether or not the responsible party is willing to cooperate.
That said, there is generally a timeline that you can expect when pursuing an injury claim. Below, we've outlined the steps involved in the process, from start to finish.
#1: Gathering Evidence
The first step in any injury claim is to gather evidence to support your case. This will typically involve taking photos of the accident scene, obtaining witness statements, and collecting medical records.
#2: Filing a Claim
Once you have gathered all of the necessary evidence, you will need to file a claim with the responsible party's insurance company. This can be done by yourself or with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
#3: Negotiating a Settlement
Once your claim is filed, the insurance company will likely try to lowball you with an initial settlement offer. It is important to remember that you are not required to accept this offer – and it is usually in your best interest to negotiate for a higher amount.
#4: Going to Trial
If the insurance company is unwilling to negotiate in good faith, you may have no choice but to take your case to trial. This can be lengthy and costly, but it may be necessary to get the compensation you deserve.
Get the Advice and Support You Need for Your Injury Claim
No two injury claims are exactly alike, so it's impossible to say for sure how long yours will take to resolve. However, by following the steps outlined above, you can ensure that you are doing everything possible to protect your rights and get the best possible outcome for your case.
If you have been injured in an accident and need help filing a claim, contact Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices today. We have years of experience helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve, and we will work tirelessly to bring you the best possible result in your case.