Posted By Karsman, McKenzie & Hart || 6-Dec-2016
One of the most common questions we hear from our clients is about how long a personal injury lawsuit will take. We represent personal injury cases of all types and each one is unique. It is impossible to predict the exact amount of time your personal injury will take because every case is different. However, we are here to give you an understanding of what a case of this nature may involve and how to best navigate your claim.
The beginning steps of a personal injury case are as follows:
- See a doctor: After you have been injured, it is important that you go to a doctor, even if you are not rushed to a hospital. Having as much detail in your medical records can benefit your case.
- Hire a lawyer: It is important to hire a Savannah personal injury attorney right away who can defend your rights and help you navigate the steps of your claim.
- Establish liability: Your lawyer can help gathers evidence, reports, and medical records to prove the other party liable, as well as the amount of damage which has been done.
- Present to insurance company: The information which has been compiled is presented to the insurance company to show the severity of your injuries, as well as the evidence of who was at fault.
Since there are many steps which need to be taken that involve multiple parties, it is impossible to put an exact time limit on how long your case will take. In some cases, we may reach out to the insurance company of the responsible party and they may be interested in settling immediately. If you accept the settlement, you could have your money in a very short period of time. However, many cases do not settle and go to court, which can add months or years onto the timeline.
Karsman, McKenzie & Hart represents clients who have been injured in a wide range of accidents in Savannah, from motorcycle and car accidents to slip and fall accidents.