Many clients want to know exactly how long their personal injury case will take from start to finish. The truth is, personal injury cases can go on forever and inevitably take longer than you (the client) or I (the attorney) want them to. Although time has a way of testing our patience, there is always a silver lining.
Unfortunately there is no single time table for any particular personal injury case, but several variables come into play. The first potential hurdle is securing insurance coverage for your accident. In some instances, this may entail more than simply opening a claim with the adverse driver’s insurance company. It may require that your attorney seek out additional coverages like MedPay, underinsured or uninsured policies. Your attorney may even ask you about your relative’s automobile coverage. This is never an easy process and insurance companies don’t profit when they make your life easy.
A second possible problem is liability. In order to prevail in your personal injury case, you must be able to provide evidence that the defendant violated a safety rule (or was negligent in some regard). This can be done in a variety of ways. Notwithstanding, insurance companies have started disputing liability in almost every personal injury case– including those involving rear-end motor vehicle accidents. Before you can talk about injuries you must be able to establish liability, and disputes can take several months to finally be resolved.
Another potential obstacle to overcome is your body. The most important thing that transpires over the course of your case, is that your body gets the opportunity to rest and heal. No one can rush that along, not even your doctors. For more serious injuries, like those pertaining to the back, neck, head or spine, healing can takes months, possibly even years. I have heard more than one client explain that it took them at least 12 months to recover from major back surgery. Having undergone major surgery myself, I know this to be true. Knowing this in advance, however, can help alleviate some of your anxiety or concerns.
Finally, your disbursement (or settlement) can take a while to be fully resolved. The disbursement process can take weeks, and if Medicare is involved, can take several months. At the Remmel Law Firm, we make sure that we have confirmed balances with each of your medical providers, and when possible, negotiated any outstanding balances you might owe. Once your disbursement is complete, you will have peace of mind knowing that your case has been completely resolved and you can move on with your life.
There are, of course, other variables that may come into play. If you are worried about how long your case could take to resolve or are in need of the services of a Las Vegas wrongful death lawyer, please contact Remmel Law Firm at 702.522.7707 for a free consultation.