How Long Will It Take To Settle My Massachusetts Injury Claim?
Generally, that is a difficult question to answer. Usually when the injury victim has reached a "medical end-result" is when settlement negotiations can begin. A "medical end-result" means maximum physical improvement following your Massachusetts accident. Once you have reached that point, your Massachusetts injury lawyer will send a demand package to the insurance company. This demand package will contain the facts and liability of the Massachusetts accident, as well as all of your medical records, medical bills and proof of lost wages.
The insurance company generally has thirty (30) days to respond to the demand package. They will either deny liability or will make a voluntary offer of settlement. If your Massachusetts personal injury lawyer and the insurance adjuster are able to arrive at a mutually agreeable settlement number, your injury claim will likely settle. However, if your case does not settle, a lawsuit may have to be filed.
The length of time it will take to resolve a personal injury lawsuit is generally indeterminate, and depends on a number of factors. Sometimes the case will settle after a Complaint is filed, and sometimes the case will actually even be heard before a jury. One thing is for sure and that is that every case is different.
Therefore, in response to the question of how long it takes to settle a Massachusetts injury claim, there is, unfortunately, no real answer.