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How Long Does the Average Motorcycle Injury Case Take to Settle?

Posted on: November 10, 2016

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An accident is a traumatic and disruptive experience for anyone; and especially when a motorcycle is involved, because injuries and damages can be severe. Aside from the time required to recover physically from motorcycle injury, there’s the disruption of your normal routine and quality of life. So, it’s understandable that one of your first questions would be how long the process will take to settle.

Letting the Dust Settle

No two accidents are exactly alike, and circumstances always vary to some degree. The time it takes to resolve your case is going to depend greatly on those circumstances, particularly in the case of a motorcycle accident. The nature of a motorcycle wreck means that injuries are commonly more severe than in a car crash. Motorcyclists are simply more vulnerable to trauma in a collision.

Settling a motorcycle injury case can only be properly adjudicated after the extent of the injuries involved are fully determined. The length of your recovery – and the expense you incur to make that recovery – are key factors in determining compensation. For instance, the amount of work you miss, the duration of your hospital stay if necessary, the number of office visits to your physician, all must be quantified before you can expect a favorable settlement.

Your injuries may require ongoing treatment, limit your earning potential, or adversely affect your quality of life. A strong case often does – and should – take time to make sure every aspect of your claim is accounted for before settling.

Other Mitigating Factors

There may be some dispute involved in your case regarding liability or the extent of damages. These issues can also extend the amount of time it takes to reach a settlement. The insurance company will review all documents pertaining to your case – bills, medical records, repair estimates, etc. – before responding, which can take weeks.

It may take time, and seem an eternity for you, but a well-documented claim prepared by an experienced personal injury lawyer is more than worth the wait. Cutting corners to save time would be a serious injustice to you, and may prevent you from being compensated for unseen additional expenses down the road, after your case has been settled.

Don’t short-change yourself for the sake of expediency. Consult a quality personal injury firm with a track record of getting results for their clients. If you’ve been injured in an accident on your motorcycle in East Oklahoma, we’d like to hear from you. We are Edwards-Patterson Law, with offices in Tulsa and McAlester. Get a free consultation with us at either location, to get the settlement you deserve.

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