Construction Accident Settlement Timeline

Wondering how long your injury case will take to settle? Watch this video about the construction accident settlement timeline in Texas to find out.

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Question:

How long will my construction accident case take?

Answer:

Construction Accident Settlement TimelineThe other day I got a call from someone who was seriously injured at a construction site. One of their chief concerns was, “How long is it going to take for my case to get resolved?” Unfortunately, in the beginning, there isn’t a clear answer. The first thing that needs to happen for your personal injury case is we have to know the extent of your injuries. What that means is you either need to finish medical treatment, or there needs to be a clear end to your medical treatment in sight.. If we submit a demand package to an insurance company before you’ve finished treatment, and it turns out your injuries are actually worse, then you’re definitely not going to be compensated fairly for the extent of your injuries.

After we have a very good idea of what your injuries are, we submit that demand package to the insurance company and we give them, depending on the case, around three weeks to respond. If they respond with an offer that looks like something we might be able to negotiate a fair settlement out of, we negotiate. Unfortunately, that’s a rarity; normally we have to file a lawsuit. After we file the lawsuit, we have to serve the defendants. After each defendant is served, they have 30 days to respond. Once they respond with an attorney on file, we immediately contact that attorney and try to get a trial date on the books.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured on a job site and have questions about how long a construction accident case will take?
Contact our experienced Austin construction accident lawyer at The Law Office of Daniel R. Smith today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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