I’m often asked about how long it will take to settle my car accident case in the state of Utah. The answer to that question depends on a number of factors. The biggest factor is how long it’s going to take to recover from the injuries that you have sustained. Some injuries are minor and you can recover from them rather quickly. Some injuries are more serious and they take a longer time to recover from those injuries.
Once you have reached a stable point, we then gather up all the medical bills and the medical records from the doctors that you have seen and we begin to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. In many cases, we’re successful in resolving your case through settlement offers. If the insurance company is unwilling to offer a fair and full settlement value on your case, we then would file litigation.
You need to understand that we are always pushing as aggressively and quickly as we can to get your case to a resolution while understanding that you only get to settle these cases one time. If you’ve settled your case, you can’t come back later and ask for something in addition.