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What Happens To My Claim if My Injury Takes Longer To Manifest?

There is no definite time period that relates to a claim and the length of time before an injury manifests. However, the longer you wait, the greater the chances of having to try the case. This is because the insurance company may discount your medical bills tremendously. Litigation or trying the case is not a bad thing, it just takes more time and it’s going to cost more. If you’ve been in a serious accident, you should go the ER within 24 hours; regardless of whether or not you have an injury case, you need to make sure that you are okay.

Why Is It Important To Follow Doctor’s Recommendations For A Personal Injury Claim?

The number one reason to follow your doctor’s recommendations is so that you can return to how you felt before the accident and resume your normal activities. It will also help your case by showing that you are following through with the doctor’s recommendation(s). In all likelihood, if you do not follow your doctor’s recommendations, then it’s going to reduce what you get paid.

What Factors Can Cause An Auto Accident Claim To Be Litigated?

In trying to settle injury cases, we must have reasonable people on both sides, meaning that the carrier is giving a reasonable offer and the client is not overvaluing the case. If a reasonable offer is being made and the client is willing to accept it, then the case will settle. If one or both sides are being unreasonable, then the claim may have to be litigated. Most cases settle at some point in time. In most jurisdictions, there aren’t enough courtrooms, judges, or jury pools to try all of these cases.

How Often Do Personal Injury Cases End Up Going To Trial?

Most cases settle prior to filing suit. Sometimes cases will settle after suit is filed, but before trial takes place. The client’s file will normally leave one insurance adjuster and goes to litigation adjusters after suit is filed. This person may have more authority to settle the case. The file will usually end up in the hands of an attorney that is hired by the insurance company to represent the driver of the other vehicle. Settlements may occur following, or during pre-trial discovery. At the end of the day, there are very few cases that will be tried. In part, this may be because there are coverage limits. So, if there is a catastrophic accident and there’s just not enough coverage, the insurance company may pay out the limits.

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