After being injured in a serious accident, most Albertans want to know how long it’ll be before things go back to normal. It’s more than fair; you didn’t ask to be injured, and the sooner you can get back to working, spending time with your family, and enjoying a happy, healthy life, the better.
Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy answer; there are countless factors that can influence how long it takes for a soft tissue injury case to be resolved. With the help of sound legal advice, most individuals reach a settlement within 1-5 years.
If you or a loved one has suffered a soft tissue injury in an accident, sound legal advice from an experienced injury lawyer is the first step in attaining the compensation you need to move forward. To help get you started, you’ll find the most common factors affecting soft tissue injury compensation below.
Straightforward cases like rear-end collisions usually take less time to sort out than multi-vehicle accidents or more complicated situations. When the facts about your accident are known, clear, and easily accessible, it’s easier for all parties to sort through them and negotiate a fair settlement.
If you’re involved in an accident, it’s important to get as much information as you can at the scene. Actions like taking your own pictures, obtaining a copy of the police report, and documenting any and all consequences of your accident right away can help your legal team quickly and effectively build your case.
Severity of Injuries
Accident victims who are seriously injured often need timely compensation the most. Unfortunately, the more severe accident-related injuries are, the more likely a case will take a long time to be resolved. Before awarding you the compensation you need, insurance companies will likely want to conduct thorough investigations into your injuries, especially if they are serious or life-altering.
If you or a loved one is seriously injured, be sure to seek a complete diagnosis of your injuries from a medical practitioner right away. When speaking with doctors or other medical professionals, be sure to provide as much detail as possible; the more information available about your injuries, the easier it will be to secure complete compensation for them.
The more damages you seek for your injuries, the less likely an insurance company is to settle quickly. In larger, more serious cases, insurance companies may attempt to wait accident victims out, refusing to accept a settlement until Court dates are right around the corner.
However, this doesn’t mean you should settle for less! If you’re injured, the most important thing is ensuring you receive compensation for all of your needs. The right legal team will have the knowledge, resources, and support to ensure you receive the settlement you deserve.
Soft Tissue Injury Settlement with James H. Brown
James H. Brown and Associates has helped Albertan accident victims attain justice for nearly thirty years. We understand firsthand that every accident is unique; that’s why we proudly provide service and support for accident victims through every step on the road to recovery.
As a large, well-established Albertan law firm, James H. Brown and Associates is proud to offer a complete range of services and resources, including:
- An award-winning team of injury lawyers with an unrivalled record of success.
- Comprehensive investigation and evidence preservation services, including accident reconstruction and analysis.
- Access to experts able to determine the full extent of injuries and provide important documentation for your case.
- Strong relationships with organizations ready to help you and your family with rehabilitation and recovery.
- And much more!
Have You or a Loved One Suffered a Soft Tissue Injury?
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