Nov 17, 2021
A car accident can be a devastating experience that leaves an injured victim facing a long and difficult road to recovery. In addition to the physical pain and suffering that can often accompany a motor vehicle collision, injured victims can face emotional trauma, lost wages, and a diminished quality of life. All of this, of course, can be in addition to hospital and medical bills, as well as rehabilitation expenses.
When you’re injured in a car accident, recovering financial compensation can be critical in helping cover the costs involved in the recovery process, especially if you’re facing a loss of income. Injured victims often ask Dordulian Law Group’s (DLG) car accident lawyers one common question during the free consultation phase: How long will my car accident claim take to settle?
This blog will review the process of recovering financial compensation after a car accident, as well as what’s involved in obtaining a settlement. Additionally, we’ll look at what types of damages may be included in a car accident financial settlement, and discuss how to file a personal injury claim with DLG in pursuit of the maximum compensation you deserve.
In a car accident claim, a demand letter serves as an official document outlining the facts and circumstances of the incident, details of any medical treatment that may have been required as a result of an injury, and a formal request to begin negotiations with the insurance company or at-fault party with the intent of recovering financial compensation. The demand letter is one of the most important steps in the car accident claims process, as it can be the singular factor that compels an insurance provider or at-fault driver to issue a maximum damages award to the injured victim.
An injured victim who has been harmed by another driver’s negligence is free to write his or her own demand letter seeking the financial compensation they need to make a full recovery. However, there are a few points that injured car accident victims may want to consider first:
These are just a few of the reasons why injured car accident victims are strongly encouraged to:
Injured car accident victims are urged to always consult with an experienced car accident lawyer before speaking to the insurance company or accepting any settlement, and there’s hard data to support such a recommendation.
The Insurance Research Council (IRC) recently conducted a study which confirmed the following:
But beyond the above statistics, it’s important to note that having a skilled and proven car accident lawyer fighting for you can help ensure that your final settlement amount includes all applicable damages – including those that often require legal expertise to prove, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, reduced quality of life, and more. These types of damages are often denied by major auto insurance providers, which can make the full recovery process for injured car accident victims – physical, emotional, and financial – difficult if not impossible.
While there is no exact timeframe for how long it may take an injured victim to settle their car accident claim and recover a damages award, certain factors can help offer a general estimate. After a claim is filed, some car accident victims receive their settlement awards within one to three months. Typically, those cases are less complex and involve easily proven liability on the part of the at-fault driver.
With that in mind, some factors that can impact the length of time it may take for a car accident victim to recover a settlement include:
One of the most important reasons why it is recommended that injured victims at least consult with a licensed and proven personal injury lawyer is because an estimate of how much your claim might be worth can be provided by an experienced professional. Car accident lawyers like Sam Dordulian and his team have decades of experience helping injured victims recover maximum financial compensation for their motor vehicle collision claims.
Unfortunately, we often see injured car accident victims accept unfair offers due to their inexperience with the claims process and an understandable lack of knowledge regarding how much things like medical care and pain and suffering are actually worth.
But car accident lawyers are only able to assist you with such important issues before you accept a settlement from the insurance company. Sadly, many injured car accident victims contact us after accepting settlements from insurance companies due to the amounts being insufficient for all applicable losses they’ve endured.
When you contact a member of DLG’s Car Accident Division, we’ll review the facts of your case, launch a thorough investigation led by our in-house Chief Investigator and retired LAPD Central Traffic Division detective, Moses Castillo, and provide an estimate for how much your claim may be worth. Our consultations are always free and without any obligation.
Ready to file a claim and pursue justice through a financial damages award? Our expert attorneys are available online or by phone now.
Damages can vary from case-to-case and will depend largely on the facts of the incident and severity of your car accident injury. Some common damages that may be recoverable after a car accident injury include:
With DLG, injured car accident victims can be confident that we will fight to recover all applicable damages and work tirelessly to secure you the maximum financial compensation you deserve.
Our 98% success record and history of recovering more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts for injured victims like you offers our clients peace of mind. With DLG, you’re never a number, and we promise to provide you with the utmost respect, dedication, and professionalism throughout the car accident claims process.
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