There are many variables and factors that determine how long it will take to resolve your personal injury case.
The personal injury lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman are qualified to thoroughly and efficiently handle your personal injury claims through every step of the case. The most common considerations are:
Liability – Who Caused the Accident?
Is the insurance company contesting liability or arguing that you contributed to the accident? If so, this will significantly delay the processing and payment of your claim if not properly addressed at the beginning of your claim. It is important to investigate the facts, obtain witness statements and, if needed, consult with experts that can reconstruct the accident.
Medical Treatment & Recovery – What Are the Injuries?
The more serious the injuries and the longer the medical treatment extends due to residual or future problems resulting from the injuries, the longer the claim will take to resolve. While this is not always the case because certain injuries may merit payment of the insurance company’s policy limits and maximum amount, a skilled personal injury lawyer will ensure the injured client finishes medical treatment and a proper case evaluation is completed before attempting to settle a case.
Medical Records & Supporting Documents – Full Claim Evaluation!
Once medical treatment is completed, a personal injury attorney must obtain all relevant documentation to fully maximize the value of your case. These documents include: medical records; medical bills; medical expert reports; lost wage information; out-of-pocket expense receipts; other expert reports; and relevant law supporting the injured party’s claim.
Pre-Suit or Lawsuit – Get a Fair Settlement!
After the injured party is released from treatment and all supporting documentation is obtained, the case is now ready for settlement. Once a settlement demand is submitted, the pre-suit negotiation process can take days, weeks or months (depending if additional documentation is requested and how easily it can be obtained). In the event a fair and reasonable result is not reached pre-suit, the injured party may elect to file a lawsuit in court and proceed with formal litigation. The litigation process typically takes 9-16 months and eventually culminates with a trial if a settlement is not reached sometime after the lawsuit is filed.
The personal injury lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman have recovered millions in compensation for clients. Our lawyers create plans of attack for each case specific to the client’s needs and expectations. The lawyers at Cowan & Hilgeman handle claims involving personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, product liability and wrongful death. We routinely recover compensation on cases that other law firms reject.
Cowan & Hilgeman offers free personal injury case evaluations and only get paid an attorney fee if we win your personal injury case.
Call 937-222-2030 to get your free case evaluation.