Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it typically take to settle a Personal Injury case?
The length of time it will take to settle your personal injury case can depend on a few factors. One of the most important factors is whether you file an insurance claim or a lawsuit. When you hire the Law Office of Robert L. Ward, we will help you figure out which route is the best for your case.
The process with an insurance claim involves a claims adjuster from the at-fault party's insurance company gathering information about your case in order to better reach a settlement. The entire process takes place outside of the court system. Typically this route resolves your case faster, but many times settles in favor of the insurance company.
When you file a lawsuit for your case, the length of time to settle depends on many things. Many defendants decide to settle outside of court because going to trial is costly. If this is the case, it will speed up the process. But if your attorney feels the settlement is unfair, this could mean your case will go to trial, making the process much more lengthy.
Of course, each personal injury case is different, and the Law Office of Robert L. Ward can help you figure out what's best for your unique case.