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Often, you must be ready to go to trial in accident cases. Insurance companies will not treat people fairly; they will not make fair settlement offers before us suing or even through discovery.
That depends on the seriousness and complexity of the case, the length of treatment, and the insurer’s willingness to agree to a fair settlement. Please note, if you have been seriously injured, you should not have to feel that it is a race to get better. Instead, leaving the claim in the hands of your trusted attorney will allow you to focus on your recovery.
When it is time to settle and if the insurance company is vigorously opposing a settlement, the case will likely have to go to court, where the length of the litigation will depend in part on the availability of expert witnesses, the number of motions required, and the court’s calendar. Catastrophic injury cases often take several years. If your injuries are relatively minor, it is sometimes possible to obtain a settlement in six months or less.
For more information or to make an appointment, please contact our personal injury attorneys at Sacramento & Elk Grove-based John M. O'Brien & Associates by calling 1-800-722-4176 or send us an email and someone from our office will be in touch with you shortly.
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