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How Long Does it Take to Get Compensation After a Car Accident?

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If you've been hurt in an auto crash, an experienced Rochester car accident lawyer can help you get compensationROCHESTER, N.Y. – No one looks forward to the communicating with insurance companies and doctors after a car accident in Rochester. Unfortunately, anyone who endures severe injuries due to another driver’s negligence must make some effort to recover the funds he or she needs to cover the expenses such injuries incur.

Many people who consider filing a claim after a car accident wonder just how long their claim might take? The reality is that it can take anywhere between several months or weeks to see the necessary funds; and in particularly complicated cases, it may even take years. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, the sooner you talk to an experienced Rochester car accident lawyer the quicker you can receive the funds owed to you.

Factors That Might Affect the Length of Your Case

Many different aspects of your case affect how long it will take to resolve. A few of the biggest influences include:

  • Whether your injuries are obvious or commonplace. Your doctor may take a while to realize the extent of your injuries and accurately estimate the recovery period and treatments you will need to heal. Your attorney needs this critical information to outline damages. Your Rochester personal injury lawyer may not proceed until he receives this information.
  • Whether your insurance company questions your injuries. Your insurance company may have several questions about your injuries that can stall your claim for weeks or months. If any of your injuries involve whiplash, soft tissue injuries, or chronic pain, it may take your insurance company a longer time to process the claim. Likely, your insurer will want to conduct their own investigation of your case because many fraudulent claims are based on these conditions, which are more difficult to prove than other ailments.
  • Whether you need to take your case to court. The majority of accident cases in Rochester never step into a courtroom; however, if your insurance company unfairly compensated you or denied your claim, you may need to take legal action that will drag out the process.

It may take longer than you would like to receive the just compensation you deserve in the wake of your accident. Although you can’t control how long you will wait for the funds you need to pay off your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other costs, you can choose to pick up the phone right now and call a determined auto accident lawyer in Rochester to help you overcome the obstacles that lie ahead. At Cellino & Barnes, we’re ready to help you at any time.

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