If you are injured in a car accident or some other incident involving the negligence of another, it is important that you follow your medical providers’ recommendations. Aside from receiving medical treatment for your injuries, it is also important to communicate your expectations with your attorney. Your attorney cannot effectively advocate for you, if they do not understand how an accident affected you or what your expectations are with regard to the personal injury claim.
A personal injury case is typically dictated by the medical treatment a client receives. In most cases, it is not wise to resolve a claim when a client is still undergoing medical care and treatment. Once a client has completed treatment or there is a firm understanding regarding the medical prognosis for the client, then negotiations can begin regarding the personal injury claim. If the case does not resolve in the early stages of negotiations, then a lawsuit should be filed. A typical lawsuit for personal injury typically takes about 6 months to 2 years depending on the type of injury involved and the location in which the incident occurred