It’s a question that is on the mind of every accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation claimant.
To ask, “When will I receive money in my case?” doesn’t make you appear to be grubbing for personal gain. It’s a natural question when you are facing medical bills and time off from work.
This is what I tell my clients: Every case is different. Some cases can be settled very promptly, while others may take years to resolve.
Factors that influence how long a case may take:
- The nature and severity of your injury. The more serious your injury is, the longer it will take your condition to stabilize and the longer we will have to wait to start actively negotiating your case.
- The amount of time you are unable to work. Like your injury, the longer you are out of work, the longer it is before we can get serious with the other insurance company about trying to settle your case.
- If your injury was the result of a car accident, a lot depends on the insurance carrier for the other driver. Some carriers settle quickly while others never settle until you are literally on the courthouse steps.
More details and answers to other questions can be found in our “Accidents and Car Crash FAQs.” It is a one-stop resource for advice gleaned from the Ziff Law Firm’s decades of experience practicing in the personal injury, auto accident and workers’ compensation areas.
Another great source of information is my book, “Learn the Five Deadly Mistakes that Can Kill Your Accident Case.” It’s available free to New York or Pennsylvania auto accident victims.
The important thing to remember is that you do not want to hurry or rush your case. You get ONLY ONE BITE AT THE APPLE SO YOU BETTER MAKE IT A DARN GOOD BITE!
Thanks for reading,
James B. Reed, Esq.
Personal Injury & Malpractice Attorney
Ziff Law Firm, LLP
303 William St., Elmira, NY 14902
Tel. (607) 733-8866 Fax. (607) 732-6062
Toll Free 1-800-943-3529