How long it takes to settle your case

How long it takes to settle your case

How long it takes to settle your personal injury case can rest on a lot of different factors.

  • The type of personal injury case you have.
  • A problem with the case
  • The injuries you sustained have not improved
  • You wish to settle for a small reward
  • The case involves a large amount of money.

The type of personal injury case you have.

It is not common to find any two personal injury cases that are alike. Depending on the type of personal injury case you have can definitely affect how long it takes for you to reach a settlement. It is important to know that some personal injury cases are simple and some are complex. For instance, a case involving an 18-wheeler may be much more complicated than one that involves a dog bite. It is likely that the more complex your case than the longer it will take to reach a settlement. You can rest assure that the experienced Attorneys at Pepper and Odom will work diligently to ensure you receive the best results possible in your particular personal injury case.

A problem with the case

No client wants to hear this, but the reality is sometimes an issue can arise within your case that would affect how long it takes to reach a settlement.  Below is a short list of some of the issues that may cause a delay in your settlement.

  • A legal issue
  • Difficult insurance company
  • Difficulty with medical doctor
  • Difficulty collecting evidence

The injuries you sustained have not improved.

Maximum Medical Improvement or MMI means it is the best you are going to get after being involved. If you are still being treated for injuries as a result of a personal injury, then then that will affect how long it takes to reach a settlement. It would be in your best interest to reach your MMI before settling your personal injury case. Reaching your MMI allows your attorney to properly assess the value your damages. For example, if you are still being treated for injuries then it is difficult to determine if you will fully recover.

You wish to settle for a small reward.

As the client you have the right to settle quickly provided there are no other speed bumps in the way. However, it is important to note that settling quickly usually does not provide you with the reward you deserve for your personal injury. Insurance companies are eager to make you a low ball offer to avoid paying more money. If you are a victim of a personal injury and you want to skip litigation and reach a quick settlement it is still important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Attorneys at Pepper and Odom can properly advise you of the risk of reaching a quick settlement based on your particular case.

The case involves a large amount of money.

An insurance company is going to do everything in its power to pay you as less as possible. Have a lot of damages means you are potentially entitled to a lot of money.  The more money you are entitled to the harder an insurance company is going to fight. Because an insurance company is reluctant to give big reward it can affect how long it takes for you to reach a settlement. An insurance company is going to investigate every detail of your personal injury case in an effort to find a reason to pay you the least amount of money possible.  Often times an insurance company will purposely hold a case up in an effort to wait the plaintiff out.

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Pepper and Odom Law firm represents victims that have suffered all types of injuries as a result of a personal injury. Our personal injury Attorneys have the experience to help during these very difficult times. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, and you want Attorney’s with experience, contact one of our injury Lawyers today at 601-202-1111 in Mississippi or 205-250-1107 in Alabama.

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Jackson, MS 39206

601-202-1111