Is There A Typical Timeline For Personal Injury Claims?

No 2 personal injury cases are the same; hence, no 2 have the same timeline. Still, any personal injury case could demonstrate the effects of certain specific factors.

What factors might cause a given timeline to lengthen?

The 2 sides might disagree on a specific legal issue: It could be that the liability for either side has been hard to prove; alternatively, there might have arisen some uncertainty, regarding the damages.

There might be lots of money involved: Whenever the insurance company has received a huge demand from the opposing side, it would have reason for examining each detail about the reported injuries with an added amount of care. That approach would tend to lengthen the claim’s timeline.

That particular approach usually requires an investigation of 3 different aspects of any injury. First, was there no possible defense, with respect to how the defendant allegedly caused that same injury? Second, how severely had the victim been harmed? Finally, was there any reason to question the claimant’s credibility?

When claimants have a long recovery, a good deal of time passes, before the recovered patient/claimant has arrived at the point of maximum medical improvement (MMI). Smart claimants do not take part in pre-settlement negotiations until each injured party has arrived at the point of MMI.

Insurance companies invite claimants to accept an early offer, because they realize that the person accepting that offer has probably not reached the point of MMI. Consequently, the individual that might accept such an offer could develop new symptoms or unanticipated complications.

If that were to happen, then the individual that had agreed to the early settlement would not be able to seek monetary help from the insurance company. The company would have been freed of responsibility for any other problems that might have been caused by the accident.

Personal Injury Lawyer’s actions in London could affect the length a claim’s timeline. Sometimes those actions concern the details of the settlement. That is especially true if the judge has hit the defendant with punitive damages. Lawyers know that their clients will have to pay a tax on the punitive damages awarded to them. Yet lawyers’ knowledge has also provided them with the ability to make changes in that particular damage award. Any good personal injury attorney knows that a plaintiff has the right to seek compensation for any number of economic damages.

An attorney-judge discussion might allow for an increase in the number of a given client’s economic damages. In exchange for that increase the affected client would get deprived of the chance to receive an award that further punished the defendant. In that way, the attorney would be able to eliminate the threat of taxes, which had existed previously.