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Personal Injury: How Long Will My Case Take?

personal injury lawyer point pleasant njFiling a Personal Claim After an Injury in New Jersey

The bills will quickly begin piling up after you suffer a personal injury. If you are unable to work, you may question how you will cover these costs. This leads many people to wonder how long it will take for their personal injury case to pay out. The exact timeline varies, depending on the details of your case.

Factors that Affect a Brick Freehold Personal Injury Timeline

There are many factors that can affect the timeline of your personal injury case including:

  • The extent of your injuries
  • The location of your accident
  • Who is at fault
  • The available documentation that determines fault
  • The insurance companies involved
  • Whether or not you and the other party decide to settle
  • If/who your legal representation is

The Extent of Your Injuries

Personal injury claims with minimal injuries and minimal costs tend to be faster. The insurance company is less likely to fight back if the payout is minimal. If you were in a severe accident, however, they may require additional documentation to support your injuries.

The Location of Your Accident

The location of your accident can also speed up or slow down the legal process. Some injury cases are complicated if they occurred over state lines. Additionally, if you suffered an injury while visiting a friend or family member on a private property, it can complicate things and slow down the legal timeline.

Who is at Fault

In some cases, it is clear who is at fault. Other cases, like in multi-vehicle car accidents or work-related accidents, who is at fault may not be as clear. If further investigation has to be completed, it could extend the timeline of the process.

The Supporting Documentation

Some cases require that we collect a large amount of documentation as evidence. Collecting medical records and expert witness reports can take some time and can slow down the process.

Insurance Companies

The timeline of a personal injury claim can also be affected by the insurance companies involved. Some insurance companies require specific evidence and others might even require that you seek a medical evaluation from one of their approved medical providers. If you are working with a demanding insurance company that is attempting to limit their liability, it may be beneficial to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Settlement Agreement

A settlement agreement can speed up the legal process, cutting down time and legal costs for both parties’ involved. While a settlement may make sense to your case, it is important that you evaluate the amount offered compared to the damages that you have experienced.

Legal Representation

Whether or not you have a lawyer and who that lawyer is can also affect the timeline of your personal injury case. Working with a personal injury legal team that is familiar with New Jersey law can help you submit the necessary documentation and file the claim faster. Not only do personal injury claims with legal representation move faster but they also tend to receive a higher payout too.

Speed Up Your New Brunswick Personal Injury Claim

There are a few things that you can do to speed up your personal injury claim. You can begin collecting documents immediately and consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact a Freehold Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Personal Injury Case in New Jersey

Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a personal injury in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. represent clients injured because of a personal injury in Old Bridge, Piscataway, Middletown, Howell, and throughout New Jersey. Call 732-906-1500 or email us to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 1862 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820, as well as offices in Edison, Brick Freehold, and Point Pleasant Beach.
The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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