The weeks and months following a car crash can feel like they drag on much longer than you would like. Of course, you want to be done with the process as soon as possible – and insurance companies know that. Unfortunately, the process can take a long time, but every case varies. Below, we will help you understand the different factors that can impact the timeline for your case.
Delays In Your Claim
Insurance companies delay your claim because they want to save as much money as possible. They know that if they delay a claim long enough, insurance adjusters can get claimants who are in a vulnerable position to accept much less than they deserve.
They delay claims in the following ways:
- Slowing the timeline of their investigation
- Asking for more information or evidence
- Requesting further statements
- Failing to reach witnesses and other parties
Other Factors That Impact Your Timeline
Unfortunately, not all insurance companies are willing to work with claimants. In roughly five percent of accident claims, the case must go further than a settlement for claimants to get what they deserve. When insurance companies are adamant about paying less than they should, you may need to go to trial.
Going to trial can take a relatively simple case even longer to conclude. However, with the right legal team on your side, you can pursue maximum compensation from the start of your case. Make sure you work quickly to build as solid a case as possible. Doing so can give your attorney the tools and resources necessary to shorten the process.
At BD&J, PC, we’ll stand by your side every step of the way. No matter how long the process takes, our Los Angeles car accident lawyers remain tenacious in our pursuit of maximum compensation. Trust that we will be by your side.