How long your accident case takes to resolve depends primarily on the extent of your injuries. If you receive minor injuries and recover fully in a few weeks or few months, your case could be settled with the insurance company fairly quickly. However, the legal process will take significantly longer time if you have suffered a serious injury.
At the Law Offices of L.T. Baker, P.A, we handle serious accident cases. Many of our clients have suffered life-changing injuries as the result of the negligence of another party. These cases take time to resolve for two main reasons:
- Determining your losses: Until you complete your medical treatment, we won’t know the full extent of your losses and what your future medical needs will be. We will consult with doctors, economists, financial planners and other experts so we have an accurate picture of the true cost of your injury.
- Preparing your case for trial: Insurance companies do not pay large damage awards willingly; the greater your losses, the more the insurance company will fight against paying you a fair amount. The insurance company will not treat your case seriously unless your lawyer is prepared and willing to try the case in court.
When you are injured due to the negligence of another party, you are an unwilling participant in a war over money. The insurance company hopes you will become so desperate that you will accept a sum that is far less than you deserve. As your attorney, Luke Baker will advise you of your options so you stay in control.
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Talk To A Lawyer About Your Case
At the Law Offices of L.T. Baker, P.A, we offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about the civil justice process. Call our Concord law office at 866-433-1991 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout western North Carolina.