Personal injury victims often have many questions after being hurt in an accident. In particular, many victims come to our office for help with questions about the settlement process of personal injury cases. Here are some answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about personal injury settlements. For more information, call us today to speak with an Atlanta personal injury attorney.
Will my Case go to Trial?
The great majority of personal injury cases don’t go to trial. Most cases are settled out of court before the trial begins. This is because the at-fault party usually concedes liability, which means that the only issue that needs to be addressed is how much the victim will be paid.
How Much is my Personal Injury Case Worth?
There is no such thing as a “typical” personal injury case, and the value of your claim will depend on many factors. The value of your claim includes both your economic damages and non-economic damages. The defendant’s resources and ability to pay are also factors that will affect your potential compensation.
How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take to Obtain a Settlement?
The shortest cases resolve in only a few weeks without any formal litigation, while other cases can continue for a year or more. The vast majority of cases fall somewhere in the middle. You have some control over the length of your case because you can accept or reject settlement offers.
What is the Average Settlement for a Personal Injury Case?
The average settlement for a personal injury case is between $3,000 and $75,000. While you may hear about some cases being settled for millions of dollars, the great majority of cases settle for much smaller amounts. In at-fault states like Georgia, you can bring a personal injury case to recover any amount of compensation.
How Long Does an Insurance Company Have to Settle a Claim in Georgia?
An insurance company in Georgia has 30 days to accept or deny your claim. Nevertheless, you can contest a decision that you disagree with. While negotiating with insurance companies, keep in mind that you have a limited amount of time to file a claim, and insurance companies may try to delay negotiations so that you miss the filing deadline.
How Do I Maximize My Settlement?
You can maximize your settlement by gathering strong evidence to support your case. This can be accomplished by understanding which damages apply and obtaining evidence to support each category. In addition, your court filings must be compliant with Georgia law.
Contact Our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Today to Discuss Your Case
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, you probably have a lot of questions about how to settle your case. The best way to obtain the maximum compensation for your case is by speaking with an experienced attorney. To get help with your claim, call us today at 888-474-9616 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.