Motor Vehicle Accident Lawsuit FAQs (Pt. 2)
June 20, 2014
Picking up where we left off in Motor Vehicle Accident Lawsuit FAQs (Pt. 1), below are some more frequently asked questions and answers regarding motor vehicle accident cases.
Q: Should I wait to get my car fixed or see a doctor?
A: In general, no. It’s usually best to pursue any car repairs and medical treatments necessary. That being said, however, it’s also important that you keep copies of all repair orders, bills, doctors’ reports and other documents associated with vehicle repairs or medical treatments as evidence for your case.
While such documents can provide critical evidence of the severity of the damage done to you and your vehicle, they can also be essential to establishing how much compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
Q: How much is my motor vehicle accident case worth?
A: The specific value of a case will vary according to the damage and injuries caused by the accident. When trying to determine the value of your claim, it’s best to speak with an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer who can review the details of your case and give you a more specific answer regarding your likely entitlements to compensation.
Q: How long do I have to wait for compensation in my case?
A: The length of time that it takes to resolve a case will depend on a number of different factors, including (but not exclusively limited to):
- Whether one or more other motorists were involved in (or were to blame for) the motor vehicle accident
- Whether insurance companies try to undervalue or dispute your claim
- Whether other forms of negligence – like a vehicle manufacturer’s negligence – may also have contributed to the accident (These cases are typically far more complicated, as they require proving the nature of the vehicle equipment failure and going up against corporate attorneys for car makers to get compensation for injured people).
The only quick answer here is that you should expect to wait at least a few weeks and potentially even months for your compensation to come through. You should also know that the first settlement offers from insurers or others are often far less that you deserve, so holding out and fighting for what you deserve will be key to getting the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Be sure to look for the final part of this blog to be posted soon!
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