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Video – How Long Will It Take To Settle My Personal Injury Case?

Video – How Long Will It Take To Settle My Personal Injury Case?

Ray Hrdlicka – Host- Attorneys.Media

“You mentioned a two-year statute of limitations for the client to sue, but another question most people ask is how long will this case take?”

Andrew Dósa – Personal Injury Lawyer – Alameda County, CA

“Well, if we were to start litigation, my general experience is that there will be between 9 and 15 months of litigation before we can reach an agreement. Because insurance companies are often unrealistic, I have contemplated just filing lawsuits early on, thinking if I was going to do that and it would still take another 9-15 months, why would I want to wait for the client to finish? all treatment, get all the records, send them to the insurance company, and then have the insurance company deny the reasonable demand or reasonable expectation.”

Ray Hrdlicka – Host- Attorneys.Media

“And then the 9 to 15 months begin…”

Andrew Dósa – Personal Injury Lawyer – Alameda County, CA

“And then we would have to file a lawsuit and then we would spend the additional time in litigation.”

Ray Hrdlicka – Host- Attorneys.Media

“So what do you do? Do you wait?”

Andrew Dósa – Personal Injury Lawyer – Alameda County, CA

“Usually I wait because most of the time customers have simpler claims. If the cases are really that simple, then there is simply no economic incentive to spend a lot of money on litigation. So, we can try to figure it out beforehand. I mean it would be nice to do that, it would be nice if insurance companies would respond more reasonably to our customers’ demands.”

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