Fastest Claim Settlement Lawyers in California
Medical bills may be piling up and your debt may look intimidating to you.
At this point, it may look attractive to have money to put a bandaid on your increasing bills.
So much so that you likely wonder, How long does it take to get a car accident settlement? Well, it depends.
The amount of time it takes to receive a settlement for your car accident can vary based on:
- Whether there are factual questions surrounding your case involving the fault of either party;
- Whether you are continuing treatment for your injuries; and
- Whether your case involves a significant amount of damages.
If there are any factual issues surrounding your case, the insurance company may draw out the case longer than necessary in an effort to reduce their client’s liability.
The insurance company will generally investigate the matter and may want to do additional discovery.
If you are continuing treatment for injuries from your accident, your damages are harder to verify. Thus, settling your case may take longer based on your treatment plan.
Ultimately, if your case involves multiple parties, vehicles, or anything else impacting the amount of damages due to you, settling may take a while.
Not to mention, your insurance company and the liable party’s insurance company have standard procedures and processes to follow when investigating your claim.
How Much Money Can I Get From a Settlement?
Since most people have insurance, the prospective settlement amount is often based on the liable party’s policy limits.
Of course, if the injury that you have sustained from the accident is worth more than the policy limit, we are prepared to bring a lawsuit on your behalf or help you pursue a claim under your own underinsured motorist insurance.
This way, you have the chance of obtaining an amount above and beyond the liable party’s policy limits.
Insurance companies do tend to offer more money for damages after a lawsuit is filed than they would during the preliminary settlement phase.
However, the decision to settle the case is yours. Regardless of your injuries, if you are content with the insurance company’s settlement offer then we will respect your wishes as our client.
Why You Should Think Twice About Settling Your Claim
It may be several months to a few years before your claim is fully settled. That is much longer than many people comfortable dealing with an accident claim alone.
Settling quickly may be appealing for you to deal with your immediate needs, but most people have no idea where to start with settling their accident claim.
That’s why it’s important to hire an auto collision attorney.
The fastest settlement offers will come with some caveats:
- The insurance company likely will not offer the highest settlement amount available to you;
- You may be left with outstanding medical bills; and
- You may not recover enough money to recoup on the loss of your vehicle.
Although it is hard to wait for a decent settlement offer, keep in mind that it will pay off in the long run and you will avoid receiving pennies on the dollar.
We Can Help
The personal injury lawyers at Starpoint Law team are here to get the best results out of your case.
We believe that when you win, we win. That is why we treat our clients like more than a number.
Our reputation shows that we are client-focused and results-driven. We have successfully obtained millions of dollars in damages for our clients.
If you want to work with some of the fastest claim settlement lawyers in California, call Starpoint LC today.