When you’ve been hurt in an accident one of the biggest concerns you have is how long the recovery process will take. This includes not only making sure your medical needs are met, but also that they are met quickly. A speedy recovery means a faster return to work and your “normal” life. Rushing the matter can create problems and lead to issues being overlooked, which will mean a result that is less than satisfactory and less than you deserve. Still yet, it is helpful to have some idea of how long the entire process will take.
For starters, after you are in a wreck, you have six years from the date of the accident to file a case. This does not mean that your case will take six years, because your case is being given attention from day one. The filing of a case is not a requirement to negotiate your injuries, but does come into play and will become required if the case goes unresolved prior to the six year expiration. A common timeline for a personal injury case includes:
Date of accident
- Seeking immediate medical attention and legal advice
- Demand made by your attorney to the insurance company of the negligent party
- Negotiation of your claim with the insurance adjuster
- Resolution or initiation of suit if resolution does not take place within two years after the accident
- Trial of your matter should a satisfactory offer not be made, or accepted during the negotiation phase
The severity of your injuries plays a role in how long your case will take, as does the nature of the other side. Some parties are more agreeable to settlement, or to making offers that fit the facts. When up against an obstinate attorney or insurance company, you can be in for a fight. If that is how your case progresses, take heart in knowing we will be by your side every step of the way.
If you have questions about the process to recover from a personal injury, call our office for answers. Let an experienced attorney help you understand the process and prepare you for what to expect. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today.