Being injured can be very stressful but being injured at work and then not getting help from your employer makes it ever worse. Adding more stress is being out of work due to that workplace injury, not being able to pay your bills and they continue to pile up.
You’ve started your personal injury or workers compensation case and it’s slowly making its way through the system. These feelings may tempt you to take a settlement from the insurance company just to get the money and pay your bills. You’re probably wondering how long it is going to take for you to get the money you deserve from the case. Here is some information to help you navigate the process.
Do I need to watch out for the insurance company?
Your insurance company will try several times to get you to settle out of court for less money – that is a promise. They could slow things down by claiming your injury is not true. They may hire a private investigator to watch you. This investigator can follow you throughout your date in hopes of catching you doing something to prove that you are not injured. They could even try to get your case thrown out of court.
This is why you need an attorney, because if you notice things like this you will want to make them aware of what is going on. If you see unusual cars parked outside your house, call your attorney. Also remember that you should not speak to the insurance company, let your attorney do that. The less you say to them, the more likely you’ll be successful in your personal injury case. Relying on your attorney as much as possible will make it more likely that you get the settlement you both know you deserve.
How will for the case to go through the court system?
If you are injured due to the negligent actions of someone else, you want your case to be resolved as quickly as possible. A lot of times this is especially true because the bills are piling up and you are not getting paid or not making enough to pay your bills in full because due to being out of work due to a workplace injury.
The companies sending the bills want their money. Because of the added stress factor, this could make you consider taking a settlement your attorney does not recommend. Taking an ill-advised settlement could result in loss of money for your future which is exactly what the insurance company wants. They want to drag out the process in hopes you will settle out of stress and frustration.
It’s a hard decision for many because some cases can take up to three years for their case to be settled. But remember, your injuries could last a lifetime.
Personal Injury Attorneys, Greenville, NC
Our team of personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys will guide you throughout the process. We will keep you updated throughout your case. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident at work, please call us today at 252-378-2525. Our consultations are free and we’re here to provide you friendly, informative advice.