When most of our clients first come to us seeking assistance, they tell us that they have never before worked with a lawyer. Because personal injury law can be such a confusing area of law, it is only natural to have questions. Our Charlotte personal injury lawyers believe that you deserve to be equipped with the knowledge that you need to move forward successfully and secure the compensation that you need. This is why we have included answers to some of the questions that we are most frequently asked.
If you do not see the answer to a question that you have, we will be happy to help you during a free initial consultation.
Medical malpractice claims and auto accident claims have very different time frames.
With medical negligence claims, the first step in any investigation is to request the medical records. This process can take a month, or longer. After our office has received your medical records, our initial investigation usually takes between one and two months. There are many steps after this process that we will discuss after a decision has been made to pursue your claim. If a lawsuit is required, , the amount of time varies based on the court calendar and whether the insurance company is willing to settle the case before trial. Ultimately, most claims take between one and three years to complete.
With auto accidents, after you have completed your medical treatment, we are in a position to request medical records and bills, as well as documentation of lost income to present to the insurance company. Sometimes settlements can occur in months and sometimes they take years. Once a lawsuit is filed, most auto accident cases will be given a trial date within one year.
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