One of the main complaints of people engaged in personal injury compensation claims is the length of time the claim takes to finalise.
There is no set time that a personal injury compensation claim should take to settle but you would expect that a settlement should be achieved within 12 to 18 months of the injury unless ongoing treatment and operations are required. If your claim is dragging out beyond 18 months you should ask your lawyer about the delays and request a timetable to complete the claim and a likely time for settlement. Remember, it is your claim and at the end of your claim, you are paying the lawyer from your damages.
At the beginning of your claim there will be a lot of activity as documents are signed, Forms served on the insurer, evidence gathered and medical appointments made. Your lawyer will handle this for you and should keep you appraised at all times.
There can be a time in your claim when not much occurs when you are waiting to attend the Doctors, which normally occurs about 9 to 12 months after the injury. However, when the Doctors reports are received your lawyer should ramp up your claim by quantifying your claim and agitating the insurer to agree on a date for the settlement conference. All claims must have a settlement conference and there is no point in this being delayed.
Ideally, your lawyer should always be working on your claim, obtaining evidence, liaising with the insurer, keeping you updated and looking to settle your claim in your favour. The longer your claim takes the less likely it is that you will obtain a favourable settlement.
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