If you’ve never been in an accident before, you may think the process of settling a personal injury is pretty routine. You get injured, you file a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company, you recover, and you receive a fair settlement. Any lingering financial burdens you have as a result of the accident are covered quickly, and you move on with your life.

It’s how we’d all like to think these situations are resolved.

Unfortunately, you may be learning the hard way this is not at all how personal injury cases are handled.