If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was not your fault and you are wondering how long it will take for your injury claim to settle, you are not alone.
In the event of an injury, it is your right to file a claim and request compensation. The faster your claim is settled, the sooner you can start getting compensation for your damages and suffering.
Factors that affect the process of a pedestrian accident settlement
There is such a wide range of time concerning how long you’ll have to wait for the settlement of claims. It could take a few months or some years.
Some of the factors that affect the duration are:
1. The severity of injuries
Settlements are usually put on hold until the course of medical treatment is over. It means that you would not be able to receive any compensation until you get fully treated.
With minor injuries, the victim may be back on their feet in a couple of months. On the other hand, if someone has sustained serious injuries and needs extensive treatment, the case may take years to settle.
2. Negotiations with the insurers
Negotiations with the insurance company may take a long time if it gets complicated.
Insurers will negotiate on how much compensation an accident victim is entitled to receive with the aim of paying less than they would otherwise have to pay out.
If an agreement is not reached between the two parties, it will take longer for the victim to be compensated.
3. The quality and quantity of evidence
The more convincing your evidence is, the more likely the case will be settled quickly. If the evidence is not convincing enough, the insurance company might deny the claim.
4. Complicated matters of liability
If the case is complicated and involves multiple parties at fault, multiple insurers, and other complex factors, it may take longer to settle a claim. The victim will likely have to go through a long and complicated process before they can be compensated.
5. If the claim goes to court
Mediation, arbitration, or lawsuits can make settlements take considerably longer. If a case goes to court, it usually takes longer to settle. These cases will follow court calendars, which is usually slow compared to what might happen if the parties were left to handle things on their own.
Several factors affect the time it takes to settle a pedestrian accident case; an experienced personal injury attorney can help you reduce some of those factors. That’s why it’s of utmost importance to hire an experienced lawyer who is familiar with the process and knows how to work quickly to settle your claim.
Why LionsGate Law Group is the top choice for your pedestrian accident case
Our team of seasoned accident attorneys has extensive experience with the issues faced by victims of pedestrian accidents, providing our clients with the best representation possible.
We fight hard for you in court and we will do whatever it takes to secure your rightful compensation for all damages caused by the other party’s negligence.
Call us at 800-454-5299 to find out more!