A common question we get asked from clients is, “How long will my case take?” This is an understandable question that unfortunately doesn’t have an easy answer. In general, an injury claim takes between 4 months and two years. Some cases can take even longer, depending on the specific circumstances of the case, but many cases will fall within that time period. This broad time frame is frustrating for clients, but sadly it is the best estimate there is.
The insurance company generally doesn’t want to settle a case quickly. It knows that if it can delay a person’s claim, it is possible that they will become desperate and take a settlement that is far less than what they are owed. This is understandably frustrating for an injured person, but a Detroit personal injury attorney can help a person focus on getting what is fair even if takes a little bit longer.
The longest cases are the ones that actually go trial. Trials are unavoidably lengthy ordeals that include motions, depositions, and more before it ever makes it in front of a jury. Fortunately, the majority of cases settle before going to trial, with most settled before a lawsuit is even filed. Whether your claim is one that will need to be litigated can’t be predicted, unfortunately, and won’t be known until the claim begins moving forward.
A lawyer will do everything possible to keep your case moving forward as quickly as possible. While this will still be a long process, they will fight to prevent the insurance company from unnecessarily delaying the process. They will do everything possible to get you the money you deserve in as quickly a manner as possible without settling for less than you deserve.
If you have been injured in an accident, contact Davis Law Center. We will aggressively fight to make sure you are properly compensated for your injuries and made whole after an accident. We know how difficult the time after an accident can be and we will work to answer any questions you may have and make this process as simple as possible. For a free consultation, contact Davis Law Center today.