When someone is hurt in an accident of any type, the first thing to do will be to get medical advice for any injuries they have suffered. It will only be later that the issue of culpability comes to mind. For some, there is a chance to make a personal injury claim to try and get some compensation in an amount that reflects the seriousness of the injuries sustained. But what should you do if your personal injury claim is taking ages?
The length of time a personal injury claim takes to resolve depends on the individual situation. If the third party admits liability right from the start, the claim is likely to resolved faster than if they dispute the claim, for example.
How long does the paperwork take?
When someone makes a claim for personal injury compensation, forms must be filled in that give all their details to the other party, as well as indicating what happened and what kinds of injuries were sustained. A medical appointment will be arranged in due course, and this will need to be carried out before the medical expert completes their report on the injuries sustained by the individual.
As you can see, there is an amount of toing and froing before a claim can be completed. There will also be a period of negotiation between the two parties so the claimant’s solicitor can get the highest amount of compensation possible if the other party agrees to pay out.
Can you advise me if my personal injury claim is taking ages?
If you decide to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile phone), you can find out whether you have a good opportunity to make a no-win, no-fee* claim with our help. Furthermore, one of our solicitors would be able to advise you on the likely time frame that might be applicable when assessing and completing your claims process.
Remember, no two cases are identical, but there are time frames in place during which most claims will be completed. By getting in touch with us today, and within three years of your accident, you can find out how long it might take. If your personal injury claim is taking ages, there could be a reason for it. Our solicitors will keep you informed throughout.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Personal injury claims