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How Long Will My Case Take? Understanding the Length of Accident Cases

If you’ve been in a car accident and filed an accident case, you are probably wondering, “What do I do next?”

Your focus is on recovering from any injuries acquired during the accident, and figuring out how you will pay for the damage of your car and any outstanding medical bills. While trying to make ends meet while you are out of work, the last thing you need is to have to worry about your accident case on top of all of this. It is understandable that you want your accident case to be over as soon as possible. Many people dealing with an accident want to know what the actual length of the accident case will be so they know when to expect the benefits they are entitled to.

Each accident case is different from the next, but our Atlanta and Phoenix attorneys can give you more insight about what your specific accident case time frame will look like when you work with Cruz & Associates. If you need a knowledgeable attorney who has experience fighting accident cases in Georgia or Arizona, give one of our Cruz & Associates offices a call today to see how we can help get your car accident case settled.

Typical Accident Case Time Frame

Although each accident case varies greatly from the next, accident cases can take anywhere from a couple of months to a few years to get the case fully dealt with. This time frame sounds extremely broad because the length of the accident case depends on a few different factors including:

  • Damages to Property: The value of damages to your vehicle, and the other vehicle if you were at fault for the accident, can alter how long it takes to settle your accident case. This is especially true if there is significant damage with serious car accidents.
  • Any Injuries Sustained from the Accident: An accident case cannot be settled until any injuries have healed and no further medical treatment is needed. If you are still receiving medical treatment when your case is settled, you may not receive the benefits to cover the costs of the ongoing treatment or any future medical costs that come up.
  • The Insurance Company’s Flexibility on Settling: A lot of insurance companies will drag their feet when it comes to settling a case in order to find any information that can dispute your claim.
  • Eyewitnesses: If an eyewitness is hard to get in contact with, or if they are unwilling to cooperate, this can greatly slow the accident case.

These various factors are what makes one car accident case vastly different from the next, and why it is hard to give an estimate about how long your accident case will take without having all the details. When you come in for your free consultation, we’ll be able to look over everything and go over more specific expectations for your individual case.

Contact Cruz & Associates with Any Additional Questions

If you have any additional questions about your car accident case time frame, or any questions about your accident case specifically, give our Phoenix, Arizona or Atlanta, Georgia offices a call today. Our team of dedicated, bilingual attorneys will assess your situation and offer answers that apply to your specific car accident case. Our job is to make your accident case as painless as possible for you, and to win you the benefits you deserve.

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