Personal Injury Settlement Timeline
EQuestions about the personal injury settlement timeline? Watch this video to find out how long it may take to recover compensation in Pennsylvania.
How long does a personal injury claim take to settle?
One of the questions people ask me when they come to my office after they’ve been involved in an accident in Pennsylvania is about how long it will take for a personal injury matter to be resolved. Unfortunately, no one can answer that question right away because of the many factors that go into the answer of that question. How long will you treat for? How long will you be out of work for? If you’re going to be treating for more than two years, a loss suit needs to be filed to protect the statute of limitations.
In most cases, a person is done treating within their first year or two, and at that point, you can make a claim to the insurance company. The insurance company typically responds within 30 days, and then you enter into a negotiation phase. If you’re able to resolve the claim in the negotiation phase, which takes about two to four weeks, that’s it, the claim is resolved. If not, you need to file a lawsuit and from the filing of the lawsuit, it typically takes one to two years from that point.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about the personal injury settlement timeline? Contact our experienced Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers at Accident & Injury Law Group today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation.
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