The most important thing that will tell us how long your case will be is how long your treatment takes. If you don't get treatment right away or if your treatment takes a long time, it could stall your injury case. But this shouldn't be a big issue, you must worry about getting better before anything else. A great injury lawyer will wait however long it takes for you to get the best treatment for your injuries. And, actually, any lawyer that rushes the court case when you are still hurt may not be working in your best interest.
What is so important about being done with treatment? That is the whole point here! The money you can get in an injury case settlement is first and foremost to help you pay for expensive medical bills. The longer your treatment is, the higher the cost of your medical bills. It is the wrong move to begin the legal process without full knowledge of how much your medical bills will cost.
It is imperative that we find out the true extent of your injuries--how badly have your car accident injuries hurt the quality of your life. Things like loss of happiness, inability to do the things you enjoy, emotional pain and suffering will occur over time. We have to know as your injury attorney how hurt you actually are, as in every other area of like that your car accident injury may have affected. All of these tactics will make sure you are healthy and your injury case is strong.
What I am trying to say--without making you think that it is some process that takes forever and a day--is that a good injury lawyer will take as long as they have to so that you get the best representation and have the best chance at a good settlement. These things might take some time, but that is a good thing to make sure you can get as much as you deserve.