Boat Accident Settlement Timeline
Wondering how long your injury case will take to settle? Watch this video about the boat accident settlement timeline in Texas to find out.
How long will my boat accident case take?
Recently I was contacted by someone who was injured on a boat on Lake Austin, and they asked me how long it would take for their case to be resolved. Unfortunately, early on, there isn’t a clear answer. The first thing that has to happen is we have to know the extent of your injuries, and we won’t know that until you are done with medical treatment or you’ve gone through enough medical treatment where it is clear what the extent of your injuries are.
After we know the extent of your injuries, we’ll submit a demand to the insurance company on the other side outlining your injuries and asking for fair and just compensation. The insurance company will have a few weeks to respond to this. If they respond with a number and it’s something we can work with, we’ll negotiate. Unfortunately, most of the time it’s not and, if it isn’t, we have to file a lawsuit.
After we file a lawsuit, the defendant has 30 days to respond once they have been served. Normally, there are no problems serving the defendant. However, occasionally, people try to avoid service. Once there’s a response on file, we immediately contact the attorney on their side to get a trial date, and then there’s an end in sight.
Hopefully, we’re able to resolve your claim without going to trial. However, if we have to go to trial, we’ll be ready. If you’ve been injured in a boating accident in Texas, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call. We’ll be happy to answer any questions.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured while on a boat and have questions about how long a boat accident case will take?
Contact our experienced Austin boat accident attorney at The Law Office of Daniel R. Smith today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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