After you are involved in an auto accident, you will likely want your case to be resolved as quickly as possible. In some cases, this is likely to be possible with the help of a personal injury law firm. An attorney will also be able to help you understand how long your case is likely to take and whether your case is likely to go to court.
How to Speed Up the Process
You will want to receive medical treatment for your injuries as soon as possible. You will need to prove that you are actually injured and that your injuries are directly related to the incident that you are seeking a settlement over.
Also, contacting witnesses and visiting the scene of the accident to gather evidence can help you in seeking compensation for your injuries. Otherwise, the other party is less likely to agree to a settlement.
Hire an Attorney
The best way to speed up the process of receiving compensation for a personal injury case is to hire an attorney. They will be able to negotiate while you are focused on recovering. In most cases, you will be able to avoid going to court because your case will likely be settled out of court. The attorney will also answer any of your questions.
If you are having a difficult time negotiating a settlement, your case might eventually go to court, and this can take much longer than a case that is settled out of court. If your case is going to trial, you may still settle out of court if the defendant decides at the last minute that they do not want to go to court.
How Long a Trial Can Take
Some trials are resolved in as little as a day, while others are resolved in a matter of weeks. Some court cases are delayed due to scheduling conflicts. However, there are some more complex cases that can take years to resolve.
Your case will be more likely to go to trial if the case involves a permanent injury or impairment. If this is the case, your attorney may want you to wait until you have reached a state of maximum medical improvement before proceeding with your case as long as you don't pass the statute of limitations. This can lead to your case being delayed further, but it is a necessary decision that you need to make.
To learn more, contact a personal injury lawyer.