Every case is different and there is no standard amount of time that it takes to settle a truck accident case in Kentucky. We understand that this answer to your question may be frustrating because you, understandably, just want fair compensation for your injuries so that you can move on with your life. While we can’t give you a certain date by which your truck crash case will be settled, we can discuss the different variables that may impact your settlement and we can tell you what you can do to speed up the settlement process.
Factors That Influence Truck Accident Settlement Timelines
Some of the things that may impact how long it takes to resolve a truck crash injury claim include:
- The quality of the evidence. A thorough investigation that results in reliable and irrefutable evidence may make the settlement process go faster because the insurance company will realize that if it doesn’t settle, it will end up paying damages in court.
- The number of potential defendants. The more potential defendants that are involved, the more finger pointing is likely and the longer it will take for your claim to settle.
- Whether you hire a lawyer. An attorney may be able to move things along by presenting strong evidence and convincing arguments to the insurance company.
- How badly you are hurt. The settlement process is more likely to take a longer amount of time if you were seriously hurt. It may take more time to determine what the impact on your future will be and to determine what fair damages are for your injuries. Additionally, your damage award is likely to be higher and the insurance company may fight back harder in an attempt to minimize the amount that it has to pay you so that it can maximize its profits.
How to Speed Up the Truck Accident Settlement Process
While you aren’t in control of everything, there are things you can do to make the settlement process a little smoother. Specifically, you can hire a lawyer quickly, you can share everything you know with your attorney, you can be available to answer your lawyer’s questions, and you can be realistic in the amount of money you may recover for your injuries.
For more tips on how a truck accident lawyer can speed up your settlement, or for answers to any additional questions, please call our experienced legal team today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Your time to file a case is limited by the Kentucky statute of limitations and we will help you make sure that all of your rights are protected in a timely and efficient way.