There are many types of accidents that can lead to personal injuries. Some of the most common include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and dog bite accidents. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries.
In order to have a successful personal injury case, you will need to prove that the other party was negligent and that their negligence caused your injuries. This can be difficult to do, and it is often helpful to have an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side.
If you would like more information about your potential case, contact our law firm today for more details.
How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take to Settle?
No two personal injury lawsuits are alike, which means that there is no one straightforward answer to this question. Several factors can affect how long your case will take to settle, including the severity of your injuries, the amount of insurance coverage available, whether or not the at-fault party is willing to cooperate, and more.
That being said, most personal injury cases do not go to trial. The vast majority of cases are settled out of court through negotiation between the plaintiff and the at-fault party’s insurance company.
So how long does this process take?
If you have suffered minor injuries and there is no dispute about who is at fault, your case could be settled relatively quickly. If, on the other hand, you have suffered more serious injuries or there is disagreement about who is responsible for your accident, the process could take months or even years.
Of course, the best way to get a more accurate estimate of how long your specific case might take to settle is to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney will be able to review the facts of your case and give you a better idea of what to expect.
What If I Am Not Being Offered a Fair Settlement?
If you are being lowballed by the insurance company, you may be tempted to just accept their offer and move on with your life. But before you do, remember that an insurance company’s goal is to settle your case for as little money as possible – not to give you the full and fair compensation you deserve.
If you are not being offered a fair settlement, you may be able to take your case to court with our help. We will fight to ensure you get the compensation you are actually owed.
When Should I Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?
There is no strict deadline for when you must hire a lawyer, but it is generally in your best interest to do so as soon as possible after your accident. If you wait too long, important evidence could be lost or witnesses could forget what they saw.
In addition, most personal injury cases have a statute of limitations, which is a deadline for filing a lawsuit. In the state of Colorado, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the accident.
This may seem like a long time, but trust us – it can take months or even years to build a strong case. The sooner you contact us, the better we will be able to help you. Call us today at (303) 564-7313 to get the help you need.