Resolving a Personal Liability Claim
Denver and Aurora Personal Injury Attorney
One of the most common questions that victims of an automobile or motorcycle accident have is how long will it take to resolve a personal liability claim for injury. Unfortunately, despite being a common question there is no easy answer. Individual cases vary from one to the next, and the legal process is not designed with speedy resolutions in mind.
Injury victims of a car or motorcycle accident should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Medical expenses and lost wages can quickly become overwhelming, and time is of the essence in securing financial relief. A competent personal injury attorney can help expedite the process and ensure the most timely results possible.
Typical Personal Injury Claim Resolution Scenarios
At a minimum, resolving a personal liability claim is going to take six months, and it is actually rather uncommon for a claim to be dispatched this quickly. A more common period of time is one year to eighteen months, but anyone injured in a car or motorcycle accident must be prepared to endure a claim resolution process that can stretch on for additional time.
There are numerous factors that combine to determine how long it takes to resolve a personal liability claim, but some of the more important ones are the following:
Number of Parties Involved
The more people involved, the longer a dispute resolution will require. Additional claimants means more attorneys, additional meetings and discussions between parties, and more time to review settlement offers and counter-offers.
All parties will have teams of investigators, attorneys, and adjustors involved gathering as much information as possible about the accident in question. Large accidents that feature multiple injuries and instances of damage will obviously take longer to investigate.
Settlement vs. Trial
Cases that reach a settlement are resolved far more quickly than cases that proceed to trial, and this provides incentive for all parties in a personal liability dispute to reach agreement. A skilled attorney who is experienced in reaching equitable settlements can prove extremely effective at reducing the time required to resolve a personal liability claim.
It might seem like the process should speed its way to resolution once a judgment has been handed down, but resolution of compensation can be just as lengthy a process, if not more. If there are multiple insurers/payors the level of complication rises, and the time needed to resolve those complications can be substantial. Resolution of outstanding liens and disputed medical & legal fees can also consume additional time.
Resolving personal liability claims is an intensive and exhaustive process. For anyone involved in an automobile or motorcycle accident, the best way to reduce the amount of time needed to secure
Your Denver Injury Case is our Cause
We personally work with you throughout the duration of your case in pursuit of the compensation you need and deserve. Damages in personal injury cases include economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. In many cases, we have successfully obtained economic damages for the tangible money lost due to an accident including medical bills of all types, co-pays, deductibles, mileage, lost wages, loss of earnings and the reduced value of your car or other property. We also have been successful in obtaining non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, loss of quality of life and loss of consortium. Finally, in some cases we are able to obtain punitive damages that punish the defendant – often a company – for the behavior that caused the injury or damage.
Our cases include:
- Auto Accidents, commercial truck accidents and any motor vehicle accident
- Wrongful Death
- Slip and Falls on public and private property
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Product Liability
- Lien Treatment for hospital expenses, insurance bad faith, and other issues that arise in accident cases
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice, legal malpractice and any professional conduct that causes harm
Contact a Colorado Injury Lawyer
Contact John R. Fuller by phone, fax or e-mail today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn how we can get you the fair treatment you deserve. Our firm is available 24/7 to discuss the details of your case.