Why is My
Personal Injury Case Taking So Long?
you’ve been injured it can sometimes feel like time is standing still,
especially if you’re trying to obtain financial compensation for your injuries.
Unfortunately, the process to obtain compensation isn’t always quick or easy. We’ve
outlined several key factors that play a role in determining how long it might
take to obtain compensation for your personal injury claim.
- 1. Attorney Investigation and Information Gathering
important to understand that investigating what happened and gathering all
information is key to obtaining the maximum compensation for your claim. It can
take weeks or even months to gather everything which can include, but is not
limited to, your medical records and medical bills, property damage estimates
and bills, police reports, witness statements, insurance policy information,
lost wage information, etc. At VanDerGinst Law, we handle all the information
gathering and investigation for you and we have trained support staff that
understands what is needed to maximize the recovery in your claim.
- 2. Maximum Medial Improvement
cases, when you hire an attorney to help you with your claim you may still be
receiving medical treatment for your injuries. It is often necessary and in
your best interest to wait until your treatment has concluded or you’ve reached
maximum medical improvement (MMI) before settling or moving your case to trial.
MMI describes when you reach a point in your treatment that you are totally recovered,
or your injury or disability cannot be improved any further. VanDerGinst Law
will work with you and carefully monitor where you are in your treatment and
- 3. Uncooperative Defendant
come as no surprise that the responsible party and their insurance company
likely don’t want to admit fault or pay for your injuries. Even if they agree to pay, they usually do
not want to pay the full value of your claim. Often the other side may be uncooperative,
such as delaying or refusing to make payments, sending needed documents, or
responding to you. This could cause a delay or even prevent you from obtaining adequate
compensation. Luckily at VanDerGinst Law, we have extensive experience in
dealing with these types of situations to get you the compensation you deserve
in the timeliest manner possible.
- 4. Problems with the Case
personal injury cases there may be difficulty determining who is at fault for
your injuries or proving that all your injuries were caused by the other
party’s negligence. Without
representation by an experienced attorney this may cause a delay or even
prevent you from getting compensation for your injuries since an insurance
company may refuse to offer a settlement. At VanDerGinst Law, we have
experience in investigating and documenting these important parts of your case.
We will honestly communicate with you about all issues in your case and how
they can be resolved.
- 5. Large Sums of Money at Stake
If you have
a case that could potentially involve a large settlement, the insurance company
will try to pay as little as possible. This could delay any settlement offer or
getting your case to trial. This type of delay is a known tactic used by
insurance companies, especially when someone has been severely injured. The insurance company know that a severely
injured person needs compensation as soon as possible and may delay the case,
hoping the injured person will accept far less than the case is worth. VanDerGinst
Law has experience settling and trying multi-million dollar personal injury
cases so we are very familiar with this tactic and are prepared to handled any
you or a loved one have been injured, VanDerGinst Law would be honored to help.
The consultation is free and there is never a fee unless we win.If you suffered an injury contact VanDerGinst Law,
P.C. at 800-960-8529. The law is tough, being injured is tougher.
We’ll make it easier for you.
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be construed as professional legal advice. The information is general in nature
about the Firm, the scope of services we offer, and our community outreach, it
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