How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take to Settle in GA?

If you’ve suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, obtaining full and fair compensation that covers your all of your damages is critical. Moving the matter forward effectively and efficiently is done by following your doctors’ recommendations with a continuous course of medical treatment. While every claim and injury is different, the length of time it takes to settle your case will be primarily determined by how long it takes you to get well. While the complexity of the case will play a role in how long it takes to resolve, time matters and having an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney will help ensure that your claim moves smoothly forward.

Don’t Sacrifice Compensation for Speed

Ultimately, you are entitled to compensation that fully covers your complete physical, financial, and emotional losses. It is unwise to consider a “quick settlement” and accept less than the amount to which you’re entitled in exchange for a speedy process. Never accept a quick settlement just to get the claim resolved!

Insurance companies are universally motivated by profits, and some will stall the process to push desperate claimants into settling for less. Another common tactic on the part of insurance companies is making lowball early settlement offers that tempt claimants who are facing mounting medical bills and lost earnings into accepting less. Don’t fall for this!

Your Personal Injury Attorney’s Role

Your seasoned personal injury attorney will tackle all the following primary tasks in their focused efforts to settle your claim as quickly as possible without ever losing sight of its overall value – which translates to the full extent of your losses:

  • Gathering and skillfully compiling all the available evidence into a strong claim that proves the at-fault party’s negligence – such as the other driver’s distraction or excess speed in a car accident claim – making it more difficult for the insurance company to deny
  • Engaging in practiced negotiations with the insurance company for a just settlement that supports your ability to regain your health and well-being to the fullest extent possible
  • Helping you navigate the claims process without making the claim-damaging mistakes that too many claimants fall victim to
  • Keeping the insurance company honest and pressing for your claim to settle fairly in a reasonable amount of time – without sacrificing your rights or rightful compensation

Despite your attorney’s best efforts, there is no guarantee that the insurance company will settle fairly and in a timely fashion, and if your case goes in this direction, your trusted personal injury attorney will be well prepared to take the matter to court. Although going to trial is a lengthier process, it’s sometimes necessary to resolve a claim favorably.

Generally Speaking

While it’s impossible to assign a timeline to your claim until things get moving, there are some averages that apply. Many personal injury claims are settled in the range of from 6 to 18 months. Most claims fall within these time ranges, but some serious injury and death claims can take longer. Other factors include the complexity of the case and the willingness of the insurance company to negotiate in good faith.

Turn to an Experienced Georgia Personal Injury Attorney for the Help You Need

The practiced personal injury attorneys at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland – proudly serving Forsyth and Gwinnett Counties and the surrounding areas – will leave no stone unturned in their focused commitment to resolving your claim as efficiently and fairly as possible. We are on your side and here to help, so please don’t wait to contact us online or call 866-488-3181 for more information today.