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How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Case in Tennessee?

The amount of time it takes to resolve personal injury claims depends on how the accident occurred, who was at fault, and the extent of the injuries you suffered.

Accidents happen unexpectedly and can end up leaving you with serious injuries. These may leave you unable to work or to engage in your usual activities, while resulting in a mountain of medical expenses and the need for ongoing care. When your accident and injuries were the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another person, you may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury claim . The amount of time it takes to settle these claims depends on the various circumstances involved. These include:

Determining Fault

One of the biggest factors in settling claims is determining how the accident happened and who was at fault. Notify the Manchester Police Department so that a police report can be filed, which will include information about where and when the accident occurred, who was involved, and any witnesses at the scene. If possible, take pictures at the accident scene of the surroundings and your injuries. The more details obtained, the less time it should take to resolve your claim.

Proving Your Injuries

Another major issue in resolving your claim quickly is determining the extent of your injuries and any temporary or permanent impacts you could suffer as a result. While this can take months, settling before you have this information could deprive you of compensation you will need for future medical expenses and lost wages.

After diagnosing and treating your injuries, your doctor will estimate a level of maximum medical recovery. This means that this will be the most you can expect to heal and any lingering issues may be permanent disabilities. This is a key issue in getting what you are entitled to in a claim.

Dealing With Insurers

Dealing with insurers is where the claims process can get time consuming, taking anywhere from several weeks to months to resolve. When dealing with these companies, it is important to realize that they are in business to make money and that one of the ways they do this is by either attempting to deny or downplay your claim.

Having an experienced personal injury attorney negotiate with them on your behalf can help speed the process. In the event your claim is denied or an appropriate settlement can not be reached, we can assist you in filing a personal injury lawsuit through the Coffee County Civil Courts . While getting your case on the docket and scheduling hearings will extend the amount of time you wait, a judgement may provide additional types of compensation that would not have been available through an insurance settlement.

Let Our Manchester Personal Injury Attorneys Assist You

At Burch, Morrison, & Stewart , we work diligently on your behalf to help you seek the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to for your injuries, in the quickest and most effective way possible. Contact our Manchester personal injury attorneys today and request a consultation to see how we can assist you.

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