Amount of time it takes to settle a personal injury case

Although this is a very common question, there is no easy answer. At Larrick Law Firm PC, we promise to handle all matters associated with your case promptly and efficiently, while still providing the skill and attention it deserves. Each case is unique, and a variety of factors can change the length of time your case takes to reach a conclusion. Important factors include:

  • The extent of your injuries. The more severe your injuries are, the longer it will take to conclude your case. This is because we want to get an accurate assessment of your medical costs before demanding a settlement.
  • The need for future medical treatment. If the accident leaves you with a permanent or long-term disability and you will need surgery, medication, ongoing rehabilitation, therapy, or other services, we want to know this before we settle.
  • The insurance company involved. Some insurance companies are just slower to respond than others. Depending on who we are dealing with, your case could be resolved quickly or drag on.
  • The particular insurance adjuster assigned. Even within the same company, some adjusters work more slowly than others. We may be working with an adjuster who drags his or her feet to delay the conclusion of a case.

It is important to understand that we work on a contingency fee basis, so we don’t get paid until you do. Thus, we have a clear incentive to conclude your case as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, unexpected problems can arise that are out of our control, including:

  • A backlog in the courts
  • Conflicting schedules of expert witnesses
  • Changes to various aspects of the law
  • Other unexpected developments

Trial lawyer Elizabeth Larrick’s many years of experience with personal injury law allow her to confront these challenges head-on. She will work hard to resolve your case as quickly as possible but will never compromise in the services she provides. Call us today to schedule your free initial consultation. You’ll be glad you did!