This Press Release will discuss factors that can directly influence the timing of personal injury claims.
Anchorage, AK -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/23/2019 -- A question that is commonly asked with regards to personal injury claims is "How long will it take to resolve my claim?" No personal injury attorney will give any individual an exact time frame, rather it is likely that their response will start with the words "It depends..." The reality is that the answer to this question varies mainly because cases can take different amounts of time because of a number of different factors. This article will discuss factors that can directly influence the timing of personal injury claims.
"The truth of the matter is that every personal injury claim is different. A seasoned personal injury attorney in the jurisdiction may be able to provide a rough idea based on previous cases, however, there is no definite time frame for the resolution of a case. It is true that some cases can be settled within a relatively short period of time while others may take years before resolution is achieved. But this is as a result of many different factors," commented a Crowson Law Group personal injury attorney.
Many factors come into play that can affect the timing of a personal injury claim including the nature of the case. One article stated that, "Cases that are considered standard may be faster to resolve than other types of cases. For example, automotive accidents are usually faster to settle than other types of personal injury cases, including medical malpractice or premises liability cases."
Another factor that may affect the timing of a case is the issue of jurisdiction. In areas where there are many cases going on at once, it is likely that even a simple case may take longer than when they are handled in other areas with less cases on the docket. This is especially so in jurisdictions that are characterized by a flooded docket. However, in jurisdictions where there are relatively fewer cases even complex cases may take less time.
One article referred to insurance companies that may have a direct impact on how long a case takes to be resolved depending on the manner in which they handle the claim. "Some insurance companies may have policies in place to resolve claims within a certain period of time. Other insurance companies may take the slow and steady approach to carefully weigh the merits of each claim. An insurance company's internal working often affect the timing of resolving a personal injury claim. Additionally, insurance adjusters handling many cases at once may take longer to resolve a case than an insurance adjuster who does not have many cases at the time of the accident."
Cases that are more complex may require additional time by the insurance company, personal injury attorney and defendant. In such cases meaningful aspects of the case may be at issue such as questions of liability and damages.
Another factor that may draw out a personal injury case is when liability falls on multiple parties. "If a defendant contests liability the case may not settle at all and the parties may wait for a jury to determine which party was at fault and economically responsible for the damages that resulted."
Different personal injury attorneys handle cases differently. Some are one-lawyer offices whereby one person handles all of the investigation, pleadings and negotiations. It is advisable to seek law firms that are part of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers .
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