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Why do car accident claims take so long?

On Behalf of | Aug 12, 2022 | Personal Injury

Having a car accident is a traumatic experience. You should get immediate medical attention to assess any possible injuries.

After medical treatment, you may miss some work time. You will want to get compensated for your injuries and lost wages to pay your bills. You need to have the patience to recover all necessary damages.

Assessment of damages

One reason it can take a long time to process your accident claim is that you do not yet know the full extent of your injuries. You may need to go through a course of medical treatment to determine if you can recover from the injury or not.

You will also need to know how long you will miss work to figure out the amount of damages for lost wages. You may not know the full effect of your injury on your ability to work until you complete medical treatment.

Insurance company tactics

You may have bills from your medical treatment or an inability to work. An insurance adjuster may contact you to discuss a possible settlement. The insurance company does not work for you, and their goal is to negotiate a favorable settlement for themselves. The offer may sound attractive if you have been waiting for your recovery. The insurer may also prey on the fact that you need funds to live. Do not fall for these tactics. You need to make sure that you get total compensation for your damages.

An accident can leave you at a loss for how to move forward and get just compensation. Proceed cautiously to get the best results.