Step 9: Settle or File Suit
Q: HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SETTLE MY AUTO ACCIDENT CASE?
A: Every case is different, but it is important for a person to fully recover from their injuries so that damages can be completely calculated. This process often takes several months, but it can take longer depending on the injuries. However, there may be a point where a lawsuit must be filed, if you have not settled and a statute of limitation is coming up (the date you must file a lawsuit or forever be barred).
Q: WILL I NEED TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN ORDER TO BE COMPENSATED FOR MY INJURIES SUSTAINED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT?
A: Not necessarily. Settlements are often reached without having to file a lawsuit.