Personal injury attorney Paul D. Hux explains the factors that determine how long a personal injury claim can take to resolve.
Hi my name is Paul Hux, I’m a trial attorney and I’m also a partner at the Allen and Allen Law Firm. The first question almost across the board from all of my clients is “how long is my claim going to take?”
Your injuries and treatment affect how long your personal injury case takes to resolve
It depends every single time: how badly you’re hurt, how long you see a doctor, what sort of treatments you need, and how quickly you can get better and be released from your doctor.
Insurance companies review your personal injury case information
Once you’re released from medical care we then go about gathering your medical records, your medical bills, any information from time out of work, and then we put it all together in a package and then we submit that to the other insurance company involved. Once the package is submitted it generally takes thirty to forty-five days for them to review the information and then get back with us so that we can begin negotiating a claim.
How long does it take to file a claim?
If negotiation fails, normally a lawsuit is filed…litigation begins. That doesn’t actually mean you’re actually going to go to court. Many, many times your case will still resolve itself, there’s still settlement negotiations that go on.
Each personal injury case is unique
At this point you can probably understand why I say we don’t know how long your case is going to take. But with an experienced trial lawyer walking you through this process, it will go as quickly as possible while we are able to maximize the value of your claim. For more information on this
About the Speaker: Paul Hux is a partner and trial attorney at Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen. His practice is dedicated entirely to plantiff's personal injury, including car accidents, wrongful death, and traumatic brain injuries. Paul works out of the Midlothian/Chesterfield branch of the firm and has been practicing personal injury law for more than 20 years.