One of the first questions personal injury compensation clients ask is, “how long will it take?” Like many things in life, there is no one answer, as each claim is different and subject to various factors.
Read on to learn more about what can affect your personal injury claim and how to stay positive as the claim progresses.
Factors that can impact how long a Personal Injury Claim takes to settle
In our extensive experience as Personal Injury Claim lawyers in Perth, we’ve seen straightforward claims that settle within weeks and complex claims that drag out for years. During your initial consultation with us, we’ll examine all aspects of your claim and indicate how quickly we feel your claim will settle. Please remember that a personal injury claim can take anywhere from months to several years and depend on several factors.
Injury Type and Severity
If your injury is severe, it can take time to explore and identify a clear understanding of the compensation you require or are entitled to. A severe injury may require multiple surgeries and longer recovery treatments and could affect your ability to work in the future. These factors can influence the complexity of your claim.
Our goal is to ensure you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled. You need to be open and honest in your description of how the injury is impacting your life, so we can estimate suitable compensation.
Your current financial situation (is it worth waiting for settlement?)
Many people who suffer a personal injury and experience partial or total loss of income think that they are just not able to wait for a personal injury claim settlement to finalise. However, we would encourage you to pursue a legitimate claim for as long as it takes – the wait may be challenging. Still, it will be worth it, especially if you seek significant compensation.
Whether you can achieve settlement outside Court
If you managed to settle your claim through mediation, that’s fantastic and more likely to expedite the settlement payment process. However, if you can’t reach an agreement, Court may be necessary, extending the personal injury claim process, as there are often significant wait times to obtain a hearing date.
We recommend the first step you take if you suffer a personal injury is to talk to an experienced Personal Injury Claim lawyer. They will offer you legal advice tailored to your circumstances, giving you a clearer idea of how long your claim may take.
Our team will offer accurate advice on your claim’s eligibility and the type of compensation to which you may be entitled. Our goal is to ensure a smooth process, so you know what steps to take and whether you should pursue the compensation you seek.
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Soul Legal’s reputation for delivering excellent outcomes for clients ensures our place as Perth’s leading Personal Injury Claim lawyers. We provide practical, passionate, and personalised legal representation.
Contact us today for assistance regarding your Personal Injury Claim matter.
Director / Partner Soul Legal