How long does it take to settle a personal injury in California?

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When you are involved in an accident that leads to injury, you will likely want to know how long it will take to settle your case, and to resolve it as quickly as possible. There are several factors to keep in mind during this process that can impact the length of your case. First and foremost, case length depends heavily on the severity of the accident and the injuries sustained. Severe injuries that take longer to heal typically lead to longer cases. This is because damages cannot be calculated until the healing process is complete. Therefore, if you sustained an injury that takes many months to heal, your case will not be settled until you are recovered. 

Another factor to consider in the length of your case is whether other parties were involved. If multiple parties are involved in an accident, the cases must be settled concurrently—they will not settle separately. This means that if another party involved in the same accident takes longer to heal, you will have to wait for them in order to settle. It is important to keep in mind that while insurance companies are motivated to settle claims as quickly as possible, our office is focused on reaching a fair settlement, no matter how long it takes.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, please contact Kauffman and Associates for a complimentary consultation. No case is too big or small. We can help ensure you obtain appropriate medical care and receive the maximum financial settlement possible for your pain and suffering.