If you’ve been injured in an accident and your injuries were due to the negligent actions of someone else, it’s understandable that you want to seek compensation for the losses you’ve suffered. Filing a personal injury claim is a smart move, but the timeline of settlement claims can vary depending on the specifics of your case.
There are a few stages to the claims process, but once you’ve hired your San Diego personal injury lawyer and they begin gathering the evidence, the ball will begin rolling. At The Kindley Firm, APC, we’re dedicated to making sure your demand letter gets in the hands of the insurer as quickly as possible. That way, you receive compensation more quickly.
Knowing the timeline after a demand letter is sent can be hard to gauge because this is when the claim is in the hands of the opposing party. Depending on the defendant’s reception of the demand letter, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to receive your settlement.
Some factors that can affect the timeline of your claim include how many claims the liable party is currently dealing with, whether the liable party sees the settlement request as reasonable, and whether there’s shared liability between multiple parties in your case.
Although there’s no way to know how the liability party will respond to the demand letter, demand letters expire after 45 days in which case a revised letter will need to be sent. Although this process can be frustrating, your personal injury attorney will do everything in their power to make sure the process goes smoothly by documenting the claim clearly on the front end.
Making sure you hire a competent San Diego personal injury lawyer will be key to speeding up your settlement process. At The Kindley Firm, APC, our attorneys have years of experience with claims and will ensure yours gets filed properly and on time. Reach out today for a free consultation to discuss your case. You can call us at 619-550-1313 or fill out the contact form below.