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How Fast Can We Settle Your Personal Injury Claim?

Wait sign "I want to put this behind me."

We get it. No one wants to deal with a prolonged legal case. If you’re willing to accept less money for a personal injury claim, your case can usually be settled faster.

With a personal injury case, you want to settle the case as quickly as possible, true, but you want to do it without losing potential monetary benefits. Let's look at what you may lose in a quick settlement, and how long a case may last depending on case complications or goals of the settlement.

Why a Case Might Drag On ... and On ... and On

The main reasons a personal injury case might be prolonged include: legal or factual problems, an expected large monetary settlement, or you have not yet achieved maximum medical improvement. Maximum medical improvement means that your injuries are unlikely to get better; your condition will need to be assessed at this point in order to determine a possible settlement sum.

If it takes a while for you to recover from an injury, then the case will be prolonged.

As for legal or factual issues, there may be a problem with proving liability or damages. This is often the case if an insurer believes that you have no legal right to sue. In that instance, you would need approval from a judge to further the case. In addition, a case may be delayed if a physician has a difficult time determining whether or not a company’s negligence caused your injuries.

If a case involves a potentially large settlement, insurers will do everything they can to delay or prolong a case. They might do this to get you to settle more quickly for a smaller sum if you are severely injured and need the money immediately. Unless you’re willing to accept a small settlement in exchange for a quick case, all of these reasons will contribute to a longer case. If you settle a case immediately, you might receive anywhere from 5% to 35% of the expected trial settlement. Before you decide how you want to handle a case, make sure to consult a lawyer for advice on how to proceed with your case.

Consult a Professional

If you’re in need of a personal injury lawyer in Louisiana, contact Anderson, Dozier, Blanda, & Saltzman for a case evaluation. We are a well-respected, award-winning personal injury firm with more than 80 years of combined experience.

If you or someone you know is in need of legal assistance, contact us for a free consultation today.

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Finding yourself in the middle of a personal injury case is not a pleasant experience. I could not have been more blessed than to have Mr. Boyd Anderson represent me in that difficult time. He treated me and my family with respect and earned my complete trust. Mr. Anderson is an extremely skilled attorney and did an exceptional job with my case. His support staff, Tammy and Donna, are also amazing to work with. They are very thorough and took care of every detail, so that I could concentrate on healing. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Boyd Anderson to family and friends. Angie T.
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Boyd Anderson, along with his associates and staff always keep you in the know. He is very personable, offers great advise and he saw my suit to the end personally. It’s very rare that an attorney personally responds back to emails and calls. Not to mention the accolades, experience and expertise is top notch and really impressive. I would definitely recommend this firm to anybody if they are serious about winning. This firm gets the job done and exceeds expectations. Shantele J.
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With the plethora of advertisements one sees nowdays, it's difficult to discern just who is best qualified to represent you if you need legal assistance. An overabundance of tv commercials does not necessarily point one in the correct direction. When I needed help, I choose Boyd Anderson and his firm. Best decision I ever made. Superlative service throughout the legal process...and I very much appreciated the prompt attention to details I suspect other firms would have probably overlooked. Anderson's team and experience made a huge difference in my life...an exceptional group of professionals...for sure. Paulette P.