Bicycle Accident Settlement Timeline
Wondering how long your injury case will take to settle? Watch this video about the bicycle accident settlement timeline in Texas to find out.
How long will my bicycle accident case take?
You may be wondering, “How long is it going to take for my case to be resolved?” Unfortunately, the answer isn’t clear right away. Firstly, we need to know the extent of your injuries, and we won’t know that until you’ve gone through a significant part of your medical treatment. Once we know the extent of your injuries, we will submit a letter to the insurance company asking for fair and just compensation, outlining your injuries. If we submit that letter prematurely, then we can’t ask for fair and just compensation.
Once we do that, we wait for the response. They have about three weeks to respond. If they respond with a fair number, we negotiate with them. Unfortunately, most of the time, we don’t get a fair response. In that case, we have to file a lawsuit. Once we do that, we have to serve the defendant. Normally, that isn’t a problem. However, occasionally, defendants will try to avoid service.
Once the defendant is served, they have 30 days to respond to the lawsuit. Normally, they’ll respond to the lawsuit and be represented by an attorney. Once we have an attorney on the other side, we call them and get a trial date on the calendar. Then there’s an end in sight. Hopefully, we’re able to resolve the case without going to trial. However, we are trial attorneys ready to go to trial, if need be.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured while riding a bike and have questions about how long a bicycle accident case will take?
Contact our experienced Austin bicycle accident lawyer at The Law Office of Daniel R. Smith today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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