Have you been injured in Georgia because of another person’s thoughtless or wrongful actions? You could be working on a personal injury claim to get compensated for your accident and the losses that resulted from it. You might have a lot of questions about the process of filing a claim and winning a settlement.
One of the questions you probably have is related to how long your claim will take to reach completion. The timeline will vary from case to case, but we will discuss the general timeline below for informational purposes.
Personal Injury Claim Timeline
There are several steps to the personal injury claim process, and each step takes time. For instance, it could take you a few days to several months on average to investigate your accident and gather evidence. For extremely complex cases, you could be collecting evidence for a year or longer.
After you have enough evidence to prove your case in Georgia, you need to calculate your claim’s total value. This means adding up all of your losses, including future losses. This step could take a few weeks to several months. If you’re waiting on information from your doctor, you may have to wait until you get that information before you can submit your claim with an insurer.
After putting your claim together, the next step is insurance negotiations. This step can take days to weeks. The good news here is that insurers are not allowed to make you wait an unreasonable amount of time to receive a settlement.
After you send an insurance settlement demand letter, you should hear back within a few weeks. If you aren’t happy with an insurer’s offer, several rounds of negotiating could take place. This step shouldn’t take longer than a few months, assuming your claim is approved.
If your claim is denied, you may have to take your case to court, which will lengthen the injury claim process considerably. If your case goes to court, it could take a year or longer for your case to reach a resolution. Courts also aren’t allowed to delay justice unreasonably, though.
Altogether, your claim could take anywhere from a few months to a year or longer to reach resolution. Your case could resolve faster, though, if you have a lawyer on your team.
Get in Touch with a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney
If you’re looking at filing a personal injury claim, you might be hoping to get the process over sooner rather than later. A lawyer might be able to speed up the process for you. They know all the steps to the process, which means they won’t have any delays trying to figure out how to win your claim.
Insurance companies are also less likely to delay a claim when you have a lawyer. The insurer doesn’t want to deal with any legal trouble. To discuss your claim with a Georgia injury lawyer in a free case review, call 912-200-5230 to reach The Nye Law Group.