Why Some Personal Injury Claims Take Longer to Settle Than Others

Our Houston personal injury attorney, Charles J. Argento, knows that one of the most common questions our clients ask is, “How long will my personal injury case take to produce results?”

The reality is, all Texas accident, injury, and fatality cases are unique, which means they will each unfold under a different timeline.

Multiple factors determine the length of a personal injury claim, which may include but are not limited to, the attorney’s experience and professional abilities and the liable party’s insurance company’s reasonableness.

Our Houston personal injury lawyer has over three decades of experience successfully representing injury victims throughout Texas. We can help you understand your legal rights and options to hold the liable party accountable for your financial recovery and help explain how long your case will take to produce tangible results.

The Timeline of Every Personal Injury Case is Different

Although a skilled personal injury attorney’s experience can help a case proceed with fewer delays, the timeline for these claims depends on several factors to help avoid them altogether.

Factor One: We Must Be Able to Prove Liability

All personal injury claims require our attorney to first establish fault by proving negligence occurred.

Then we must prove the complete value of our client’s damages and losses.

When personal injury cases are accompanied by challenging legal issues, the case may take longer to build to ensure a successful outcome.

Our skilled Houston personal injury attorney will investigate your case and collect evidence to establish the at-fault party had a duty of care, breached it, and caused a car accident that led the victims to sustain serious losses and damages.

Factor Two: You Are Still Receiving Medical Treatment for Your Injuries

When our clients are still receiving medical treatment for their injuries, they have yet to reach the point when their injuries can no longer be improved.

We must assess your complete injury needs, so no financial detail is left to chance.

That may include compensation for further damages, including permanent disabilities that impact your ability to work, complete daily activities, add to your pain and suffering, or interrupt your overall quality of life.

You never want to settle a personal injury claim until you have reached maximum medical improvement. We want to ensure that you are awarded a settlement that covers all your losses and damages, both past and future, so you are not left paying for them out of your pocket.

Factor Three: The Case Requires Significant Compensation for the Damages

If your personal injury case resulted in significant damages, which in turn requires a substantial compensation settlement to ensure you achieve maximum recovery, your case may take longer to negotiate.

An insurance company will investigate a more substantial payout request longer to ensure they have done their due diligence, or because they believe they have a strong enough case to disprove our client’s injuries.

At Charles J. Argento & Associates, our personal injury attorney in Houston will not back down from a fight with the insurance company. If our negotiations break down at any point, we will litigate your important case inside the courtroom, so you can pursue the financial recovery you deserve.

Have You Been Hurt In An Accident Caused By Negligence in Texas?

If you were injured because of another person or party’s negligence in Texas, contact our experienced personal injury attorney in Houston at Charles J. Argento & Associates today to schedule a free consultation by calling 713-225-5050 or by contacting us online to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the negligent party’s insurance coverage for your full financial recovery.

Our law firm does not get paid until we obtain a settlement or verdict for you and will keep you updated during each stage of your case, so you know what to expect as the case moves forward.

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