Length of Car Accident Cases

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Length of Car Accident CasesQuestion:

How long will my car accident case take?


One of the first questions people ask us when they come to us for a car wreck claim is about the length of car accident cases. The answer varies greatly depending on the severity of the injuries and whether liability is disputed or not. In these cases, generally we are going to want the client to finish their treatment before we pursue a claim. In these types of lawsuits, you only get one chance, so you do not want to resolve the claim before the full extent of your injuries are revealed. You do not get to go back and negotiate after the fact.

What we like to do is have our clients finish their treatment and we are then ready to submit a demand to the insurance company. If you have a more significant injury and through two years of treatment you are not back to normal, or if you have a very significant injury that is clearly not going to go away, you can submit your case a lot sooner. Two years is an important factor because that is the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Georgia.

If you are in a car wreck and you want to file a lawsuit, you have two years from the date of the wreck to do so. If you don’t file within that time period, you lose the right to file that claim. If, for example, you have an injury and you treat for three or four months and then you are back to normal, oftentimes those cases can be resolved within two or three months after the time period where you finish treating. If you have a more significant injury, those cases go into the litigation system. Once there, they may take six to 18 months to resolve before we can get them taken care of.

Every case, just like every person’s life, is going to be different and unique. We work to personalize your legal case to be tailored to your specific case details. Likewise, your case length is not going to be identical to other cases of car accidents. We push the insurance company to get you the results that you deserve as quickly as possible. There is a great deal of back and forth we need to do with them to get them to give you the results that you deserve.

If you are looking for help with your case, we are here to help you every step of the way.

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