How long will it take to settle my personal injury case?

In general, reaching a settlement may take weeks or even months. This depends on how willing an insurance company is to negotiate a fair and equitable settlement.

Negotiation times vary depending on how many offers and counteroffers are made and discussed before accepting a settlement amount. It may take one to two weeks for the insurance company to respond to your demand letter.

Then it can take weeks to months until you reach an acceptable, fair and equitable settlement. Some people accept the first or second offer, and others may accept the third or fourth counteroffer.

Ideally, there is a predetermined time frame for the settlement negotiations. However, anything can happen to delay that timeline. And the case may even need to proceed to a trial to obtain the compensation that makes sense for your injuries. There is also the possibility that the insurance company can deny your claim, which in many instances, triggers a case being taken to court by your personal injury attorney. Each case is unique.

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