How Long Does A Personal Injury Claim Take To Pay Out?

You are nearing the end of a personal injury claim and require compensation. Your patience may have been tested over several weeks or months as your attorney investigated the case, interviewed potential witnesses, and dealt with the insurance company. However, you may have to wait slightly longer than expected for your check.

Many people in your situation are discouraged from filing a claim because receiving compensation for an injury takes so long. Despite your reservations, personal injury lawyers are available to guide you through the claims process in a straightforward and stress-free manner. Your injury lawyer will try to obtain the monetary compensation you require.

What Factors Can Extend The Time It Takes To Resolve A Claim For Personal Injury?

The following variables may impact the speed with which your injury claim is resolved:

  • Because of where the injury or illness occurred, recovery time is longer than for whiplash (the brain).
  • Information about the accident or the medical staff’s inattention.
  • Whether or not the defendant admits guilt.
  • How long would it take to feel well after an accident or sickness, and how long will it take your lawyer to collect medical records?
  • If the criminal cannot be found, the situation is similar to that of a hit-and-run.

How Long Does It Usually Take For A Claim To Be Resolved?

Regardless of how unique each case is, there are consistent factors that influence how quickly we can get you compensated.

The severity of your injuries will primarily determine how quickly your claim is resolved. Most cases are settled after the injured person has fully healed, which may take months or a couple of years, depending on the damage.

We can settle your claim based on a medical professional’s assessment of your long-term health outlook if a complete recovery is unlikely or will take a significant amount of time. We will prepare a comprehensive medical report if your injuries are severe enough. Taking your time with this claim section is critical because your compensation settlement must cover your current and future care needs.

The severity of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding the accident that caused them, among other things, will determine the duration of your claim. We can resolve your claim quickly if you provide us with any witnesses’ names and contact information. As previously stated, if the party at fault for your accident admits responsibility, we can secure your compensation much faster than if they continue to deny responsibility.

Whether we decide to litigate your case, settling out of court with the party responsible for your injuries will expedite its resolution. Although the vast majority of disputes can be resolved without going to court, it is occasionally necessary.

When Can I Expect To Receive My Payment?

The payment schedule may be changed after a settlement amount has been agreed upon and accepted by both parties. The claimant is typically paid within two to four weeks of the insurer determining the amount of compensation.

But What If I Want My Claim Resolved As Soon As Possible?

You can settle your claim early for any reason, but you should be aware that you will most likely be paid less if you do.

The defendant’s insurance company will typically propose an early settlement to avoid paying court costs. You can accept the settlement offer or hire an attorney to negotiate a higher payment.

Personal injury attorneys are familiar with all types of personal injury claims. They can assist and provide advice on whether it is in your best interests to accept a settlement offer or to continue to negotiate for a better one.

Elizabeth Willett (MA)
Elizabeth Willett (MA)
Elizabeth Willett has an M.A in health and fitness, is an experienced trainer, and enjoys teaching children about healthy eating habits. She loves to cook nutritious meals for her family.


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