How long will it take to resolve my accident case?
The length of time it takes to resolve a case depends on a number of factors. These factors include how complex the case is, the behavior of the other person or entity, and the gravity of the injuries. In some cases, the victim receives compensation within a matter of months if the injuries sustained are minor. For those cases involving more severe injuries or even death, the case could easily take months or sometimes well over a year. In all personal injury cases, patience is key. After filing a personal injury claim, it is unrealistic to expect a check in your pocket within a matter of weeks or months. Personal injury cases take time, and faster is not always better. In fact, it is important to be wary of a lawyer that boasts he or she will be able to resolve your case quickly. While this may sound appealing at first, what this usually means is that this attorney will take the first offer that the insurance company or other part puts on the table. Often times, the first or second offer made by the insurance company will not be the fairest, meaning its best to wait to see if the offer will become substantially higher. Unfortunately, lawyers that settle cases immediately make their money through a high turnover of cases rather that devoting time and effort to resolving each case effectively. At Altman & Altman LLP, we understand that personal injury cases take time, and that settling with the first offer the insurance company gives out can be harmful to the client.
“Resolving” your case could take the form of settling out of court or, when necessary, taking your case to trial. Few personal injury cases go to trial because settling the case typically means there are advantages for all persons or entities involved. Settling allows the client to get the money that they deserve and saves both parties from the expensive cost of litigation.Sometimes a case must be tried; we have successfully handled numerous personal injury trials for our clients. While it’s not always the first choice for all clients, sometimes we have to go through entire legal process to get what is deserved for our client. Bringing a case to trial often involves countless expenses and an abundance of time for both sides.
Unfortunately, the biggest drawback of going to trial is the possibility that you do not receive any compensation at all. While sometimes trial is necessary for a victim to get the best results, often time a settlement offers more benefits.
Whether your case takes weeks or years, the personal injury attorneys of Altman & Altman, LLP will be fighting for you from start to finish. We understand that each case is unique and requires time and effort to resolve effectively.
Call the Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers of Altman & Altman LLP Today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199
If you think that you might have a personal injury claim or if you have any other questions about personal injury law, our attorneys would be happy to speak with you. At Altman & Altman, LLP, our attorneys are highly knowledgeable experts in the field. We have been representing Massachusetts personal injury victims for the past 45 years, and we have handled all types of claims. Time and again, we have successfully taken on powerful insurance companies. Our practice thrives because of our clients, and we are extremely dedicated to them. Call us today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 or Contact Us online. We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.