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Is the Personal Injury Wait Game Worth It?

Posted on: February 14, 2017

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When you have been involved in an accident, which resulted in a personal injury, the last thing you need is to get caught up in lengthy legal proceedings. For many people, the reluctance to pursue a personal injury claim is directly linked to the perception that it’s a long waiting game.

Regardless of how long it takes a claim to pay out, however, someone has to pay the medical bills. That someone, unfortunately, will end up being you if you do not seek compensation for your accident. Those costs can, and often do, run into the hundreds of thousands.

What’s more, not all personally injury claims take the same amount of time. So, if you are basing your decision on stories that you have heard, you could be throwing away your financial stability on hearsay. There are a considerable number of factors which affect the time it takes to resolve a personal injury claim.

Quality of Evidence

Let’s say you do an internet search for the length of time that cases, similar to yours, take to pay out. While that may seem like a good indicator of how long your case will take, it doesn’t provide you with all the facts. The quality of evidence supporting your case alone can have a huge impact on the length of the process.

A good personal injury lawyer will invest in your case, pulling out all the stops to gather evidence that will guarantee a speedy resolution. At Edwards-Patterson, for instance, we examine each case from every angle so that we are in a position to negotiate the maximum amount of compensation in the fastest time possible.

Personal Injury Settlements

When it comes to the world of personal injury claims, “settlement” is often considered a bad word. Again, whether a settlement is a bad idea or not is dictated by the circumstances of the individual case. If your personal injury lawyer settles for less than you deserve, just to end the case quickly, obviously that does not constitute good representation.

However, a good personal injury lawyer will negotiate settlement for the maximum reward, by showing that it is not in the interest of the insurer to allow litigation to begin. Taking a personal injury claim through the courts costs the insurer. Each day that the case continues costs the insurer, so they are reluctant to pursue a case where there is a likelihood that the plaintiff is going to win in the end.

Hiring the Right Lawyer

When you hire the right lawyer, the waiting game is most definitely worth it. The relief you will feel, when you receive compensation to cover your medical costs and emotional trauma, will more than make up for the time the case took to pay out.

Edwards-Patterson will always look to settle your case quickly. However, our first priority is ensuring that you receive every penny of compensation that you deserve. As such, some cases will obviously take longer than others.

We will keep you informed throughout, regardless of the length of time it takes for you to see a payout. We will also provide you with all the advice you need to manage your costs, so that you won’t have to get too stressed throughout the process. If you are still unsure, contact Edwards-Patterson today for further information, which will help you decide if your claim is worth the wait.

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