In order to get your life back after a major traffic crash, it can be hard. Managing your insurance claim and if necessary, filing a case in civil court is one part of the challenge. Luckily, some of the questions you may have are general, and we’ve done our best to answer them below for you. haitipolicy.org/2003/07/accident-looking-a-little-fishy offers excellent info on this.
Do I have to have a lawyer?
Hiring an attorney after you have been involved in a car accident is extremely recommended. The laws regulating your right to recovery are complex, and significant evidence or legal arguments that significantly contribute to the validity of your claim can be easily ignored. Insurance firms often prefer to believe that unrepresented parties are searching for “quick cash” and will rarely agree to resolve the claim for the full amount. It is important to note that the net amount of money in your pocket will almost always be greater than if you had treated the matter on your own, while an attorney will take a portion of your pay-out as his or her fee.
How long’s my case going to take?
The seriousness of the injuries and the amount of time it takes you to completely recover from those injuries also dictate the amount of time it takes to settle a personal injury lawsuit. If your injuries are relatively minor and ample insurance is available to cover the full amount of damages, your claim can normally be settled within 4-8 months. However, the claim would normally take longer to settle if your injuries are serious and/or there is a risk that you will need surgery. In addition, disputes about insurance policy, liability, or medical cost reimbursement can also extend your claim. All in all, there is no sure way to determine how long it will be before you receive compensation for your losses, but the seriousness of your physical injury is one of the most useful measures.