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Lawfirm of Sarah Christensen HOW LONG DOES A PERSONAL INJURY CASE TAKE TO COMPLETE?

If you have been injured in an accident, you know all too well the emotional and financial burdens that follow. Mounding medical bills, lost wages and decreased quality of life add to the recovery process. When you find yourself in this situation, it is time to contact a Colorado Springs Injury Attorney. A Personal Injury Attorney will help you file a claim against the responsible party and receive the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Unfortunately; however, receiving compensation doesn’t happen overnight. So, how long does it take for a personal injury case to complete?

Personal injury cases can take a mere months or they can extend well past a year. The length of the process depends largely on the severity of the case, the number of parties responsible and the insurance companies involved. The biggest problem that face accident victims is paying for the mounding bills and expenses while waiting for their personal injury cases to complete. Mortgage payments, car payments, medical bills and utility bills can all become delinquent as families struggle to make ends meet while their loved one recovers. Unfortunately, many insurance companies use this to their advantage and drag out the legal process in an attempt to get victims to settle for far less than they deserve.

If a personal injury case goes to trial, the case can take a substantially longer time as discovery, depositions and motion hearings add to the length of the process. Medical malpractice and clinical negligence cases can also take a longer time to complete as medical experts may need to be called and further examinations and testing may need to be done to prove the case. After an automobile accident, your personal injury attorney may need to meet with trucking experts, accident recreation experts and police officials in order to establish you claims. All of these factors can add to the length of the process and prolong the completion of your personal injury case.

While some personal injury cases can continue for years, you may still be able to receive some of the money during the process. If your case involves several parties, you may reach a settlement with one or two of the parties early on in the process. Although there is no fixed time period to complete a personal injury case, your attorney should be able to give you an estimated time frame once he has begun to review your case.

If you have been injured as a result of another party’s negligence, it is imperative that you contact a Colorado Springs Injury Attorney immediately. In the State of Colorado and throughout El Paso County, the Statue of Limitations for all personal injury claims is generally 3 years. If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice; however, claims must be filed within 2 years. The sooner your attorney begins investigating your case, the faster he will be able to get you the compensation you deserve.

Please call Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyer Sarah Christensen now to talk about your case. She can be reached by phone at 719-634-7770.

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