How long does it take to settle a personal injury claim? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Although very few personal injury lawsuits actually go to trial, it is important to remember that every case is different. The majority of cases are resolved with the parties agree to a settlement amount. It is impossible to predict how long it can take to negotiate a fair and just settlement with the at-fault party and/or their insurance company.

Generally, the more serious or severe the victim’s injuries and losses are, the longer it takes to reach a settlement. This is because of the potential amount of financial compensation the victim is entitled to. Insurance companies are notorious for fighting harder the more the victim’s losses add up to. This is why it can be critical to retain a personal injury attorney to advocate for you.