How Long A Claim Takes To Settle
We aim to settle all claims as quickly as possible. The amount of compensation you receive depends on the injury you have received and importantly the length of time for which the injury will affect you.
If the defendant admits responsibility at the outset for your accident then your claim may settle within 6 months although this is not always the case.
Steps We May Have To Take
Do please take into account however that there may be items involved which inevitably take time, such as:
We will have to carry out investigations which may take several months
We will have to obtain medical evidence. We will not ask you to attend a medical examination immediately after the accident as it may be that the full extent of your injuries cannot be accurately assessed until several months after the accident
We may have to wait until you have recovered sufficiently from your injuries before being in a position to value your claim.
If the defendant does not accept responsibility for your accident then, assuming the evidence to support your claim is strong enough, Court proceedings may have to be issued.
Although only a very small percentage of this type of case ever comes to trial, it is not unknown for cases to take up to a year or so from commencement of Court proceedings to conclude.
However, even if proceedings are issued, it is always open to the defendant to make an offer of settlement at any point during your claim
Please remember that, in spite of all the above possibilities, we will always be doing everything that we can to ensure that your claim is settled in the shortest time possible.
We hope that these FAQ’s have helped to explain the various stages in progressing your claim. However, if you do have any further queries please do not hesitate to phone us for free on 0800 342 3191. We’re here to help.
Getting Started – Making A Claim
The first step of course, in making your claim, is to contact us by telephone, or by filling out our online claim form so that one of our personal injury solicitors can have an informal discussion with you to take some initial details.