If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Florida, you may be wondering how long it will take before you receive compensation in your personal injury claim settlement. Victims in personal injury cases are often anxious to receive their compensation. This is because suffering injuries in car accidents can be expensive. The medical expenses, property damages, and other mounting expenses following a car accident can cause a great deal of stress for car accident victims.
It will usually take between four to six weeks for a person to receive their personal injury settlement check in Florida. However, this does vary depending on the extent of your injuries and the complexity of the car accident claim. If you wish to settle quickly, you should speak to a car accident lawyer at The Law Place. We have helped countless injured people receive personal injury settlement checks.
At The Law Place, a personal injury lawyer will be able to help you file an accident claim so that you can achieve a settlement check for the compensation that you deserve. No matter the specific details of your car accident case, if you have been injured in a car accident, you will more than likely be eligible to receive a personal injury settlement from your insurance company. To find out more about how we can help you, contact a car accident attorney at our law firm today to schedule a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to take your call. Phone now at (941) 444-4444.
How Long Does It Take to Get Paid After a Car Accident Settlement?
Your personal injury settlement amount and the time it will take for you to receive your personal injury settlement check after a car accident will depend on the strength of your car accident case and whether you decide to reach a car accident settlement inside or out of court.
The time it takes people to receive settlement checks after filing their car accident claims also depends on whether the settlement offer is a large sum of many. Insurance companies can also impact how long it can take to settle your case and how quickly you will receive your settlement check.
You may be pleased to know that most car accident settlement claims are settled sooner rather than later in the State of Florida. The average time it can take to receive a settlement check is four to six weeks. However, the process can take a few months and even extend to years. A personal injury attorney at The Law Place will do all they can to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation that you deserve from your insurance company.
Will My Case Go to Court?
Whether a case goes to court or not is the greatest factor in determining whether a person will achieve a quick settlement after their car accident. When claims are settled with insurance companies out of court, the people injured will receive settlement checks far quicker than those that have to go to trial. The sooner you can get a settlement and receive compensation, the better. The compensation that you receive can cover the costs of any medical bills, medical treatment, property damage, and more.
Most people who suffer injuries in a car accident will not have to take their cases to court. Their insurance company will likely pay them the compensation they require. If you have suffered a serious injury, your case may go to court if you and your personal injury attorney are requesting a large settlement offer.
You may also need to go to court if your insurance company is unwilling to cooperate and negotiate in good faith. In these situations, you may only be able to receive compensation if you file a lawsuit. If your case does go to court, do not worry too much about legal fees. Get in contact with our legal team today to schedule a free consultation to find out more about the legal process.
How Do I Know If I Have a Strong Personal Injury Claim?
The key to a strong case is evidence. If you and your attorney can gather enough evidence to prove the liability of another party in your car accident, you will be able to present a stronger case and argument. The more evidence you have, the greater chance you have of receiving the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve. Not only this, but it will likely take to settle a lot less time with evidence.
A strong case with evidence is more likely to convince your insurance company that it is in their best interest to settle quickly. If the evidence for your case is weak, the lawyers that your insurance company will have working for them will find ways to drag your claim process out.
What Is the Value of My Injury Claim?
First and foremost, if you have suffered an injury, you need to seek medical attention. Far too many people in the State of Florida fail to regularly attend doctor appointments or seek urgent medical care because they fear the expenses. At The Law Place, we can help you recover all of these medical expenses. Your health is paramount, and you should receive the treatment that you deserve.
The value of the claim you make will depend on all of your damages. Serious injuries are worth more because they are far more expensive to treat and manage in the long term. The smaller your claim is, however, the quicker it is that you will likely come to a settlement.
Insurance companies in Florida will not pay out large claims without putting up a fight. They want to minimize their liability. An insurance company will likely pay out quickly for smaller claims because they wish to avoid losing money on legal fees.
How Fast Can You Get a Settlement Check?
You can get a settlement check from your insurance fairly quickly after a car accident. The average time in Florida to receive a check is between four to six weeks. Although, this can vary based on the complexity of your case. The time it takes will also be impacted on whether you take your claim to court or not.
You can feel rest assured, however, knowing that if you have been left out-of-pocket as a result of an accident, an attorney at our law firm will do all that they can to ensure that justice is served. We will negotiate with your insurance company to ensure that you receive the compensation necessary to cover all of your medical care and much more.
How Long Does an Insurance Company Have to Settle a Car Accident Claim in Florida?
If your claim is a personal injury protection (PIP) case, your insurance company will only have ten days to begin the investigation into your accident after your claim has been filed. Once they open their investigation, they then have 90 days to complete the investigation and reach a settlement. The State of Florida’s PIP law is outlined under Florida Statute 627.736.
This isn’t always the case, however. Sometimes some factors come into play that can disrupt the process. For example, if you have suffered a severe injury and have a prolonged recovery time, your settlement could be prolonged. You may not settle with your insurance company until you have finished recovering.
What Happens After You Sign a Settlement Release?
When you sign a settlement release, the case will be forwarded to your insurance company for processing. Once the company has completed its processing, they will close your case and forward the settlement check to your lawyer.
After this, your lawyer will likely place the money into an escrow account. All of the legal fees for your lawyer will be deducted from the injury settlement account, and then a final check will be sent to you by your lawyer. On average, it can take about six weeks before you receive this settlement check once your insurance company has agreed to pay.
If it has been six weeks and you have yet to receive a payment, you should contact your lawyer for an update. Your lawyer can discuss with you all of the possible reasons why this may be the case. They can also chase up the payment to find out exactly the issue for you. No matter what happens, you will eventually receive the payment you deserve.
Should I Contact The Law Place?
Settlements can be complicated, and they are not something that can be achieved overnight. If you have suffered injuries in Florida, you need to contact our law firm as soon as possible. The sooner you contact us, the better. Our legal team has over 75 years of combined experience, and we have helped countless clients achieve the settlements they deserve.
No matter how your accident happened, if you have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Phone our Florida law office today at (941) 444-4444.