Any reputable personal injury attorney in Bedford knows that there is no definite way to predict how long your accident claim will take to resolve. At the Anderson Law Firm, we tell our clients that it will generally take between six months and two years to wrap up your claim. Claims that settle out of court will usually move quite quickly, but expect your case to take more time if it has to go to litigation.
Here are some of the factors that affect the length of time it takes to settle your personal injury claim:
- Completion of medical treatment - Until you have completed medical treatments, we cannot accurately assess the value of our claim. Without knowing the value of the claim, we do not know how much to ask the insurance company for.
- Ordering medical records, bills and evidence to support your claim - Once you've completed your medical treatment, our team of paralegals and legal assistants can quickly order your medical records, bills and evidence to put in our demand letter to the insurance company. Our team will swiftly get the ball rolling, however the timeliness of this part of the process depends on how quickly the medical records and evidence is returned to us.
- Demand for Payment Letter - Upon receipt of all the evidence needed to assess the value of your claim, a demand for payment letter to the insurance company will be drafted and sent. From this point on, it's up to the insurance company to either agree to this letter, or reject it.
- Negotiation - After the demand letter is sent, a negotiation process begins between us and the insurance company. During negotiations, the insurance company may either agree to settle or it will be time to file a lawsuit.
As you can see, getting your Bedford car wreck case settled is a multi-step process that depends greatly on how quickly hospitals, doctors and the insurance company responds to our requests. Rest assured, our Bedford car accident lawyers at the Anderson Law Firm do not draw out the claim process for our clients. We'll be working on your case from the moment you call us until the moment it's settled.
If you're concerned about how much time it will take for your personal injury claim to resolve, call one of our lawyers at 817-294-1900 to set up a free case consultation. We can go over the facts of your claim and tell you how we can get your medical bills paid for until your claim settles.
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