Many Factors Affect How Long a Personal Injury Takes to Result in Recovery
When potential clients call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas for their free consultation, one of the first questions they commonly ask is how long their personal injury case will take. Of course the answer is not easy to give because many factors can affect how long it takes. Read on to learn more about the factors that can have an impact, then contact us at 909-982-0707 to request your own free legal consultation.
Whether the Case is Settled or Goes to Trial
If you looked 1,000 personal injury cases, about 950 of them would settle before getting to trial. The settlement process can be completed rather quickly while a trial can take months or years. If you do decide to go to trial, remember that it will take a lot longer to get what you deserve. Many people decide it is a better option to take a guaranteed settlement in a much faster period of time. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we will negotiate tirelessly to get you the best possible settlement offer.
The Amount of Compensation Will Have an Impact
The value of the case can have an impact too. Essentially, the more compensation you are attempting to recover, the longer it is likely to take to resolve your case. In every personal injury case, an insurance adjuster will look for ways to lower or deny a claim. However, when it comes to larger cases, they are more likely to hire experts to thoroughly go over every minute detail.
How Long It Will Be Until You Have Reached Maximum Medical Improvement
Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) is a medical term that doctors use to describe a patient who is not going to see significant improvements in their condition. This may mean that recovery is complete, or, with more serious injuries such as spinal cord injuries, that the significant injuries they have are not going to further improve.
It is impossible to determine how serious your injury is or what your long-term medical costs are going to be until you have reached MMI. This means that most of the time, we will not start the process until you have recached it. This could mean you are waiting a few weeks, months, or even a year for the process to begin.
The Complexity of the Case
Complex cases are likely to take longer to resolve than simpler cases. For example, anything that involves complicated fault, or truck accidents that involve several parties can be complex. A simpler case would be a car accident in which one party was clearly at fault and there was evidence to prove it.
How Long You Wait to Call a Personal Injury Attorney
The sooner you call a personal injury attorney, the sooner we can get started on your case. Contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 now and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.