Pedestrian Accident Settlement Timeline
Wondering how long your injury case will take to settle? Watch this video about the pedestrian accident settlement timeline in Texas to find out.
How long will my pedestrian accident case take?
The first thing that has to happen to resolve your case is you need to complete your medical treatment or get to a stage in your medical treatment where we are sure what the extent of your injuries are. Once we know the extent of your injuries and what happened, we can submit a demand to the insurance company outlining all the facts and ask for fair and just compensation. After we submit the demand, they have a few weeks to respond. If they respond and it’s something that we can work with, we negotiate and we try to get your case resolved right then. Unfortunately, most of the time that doesn’t happen and we have to file a lawsuit.
When we file a lawsuit, we then have to serve the defendant. Normally, that’s not an issue, but occasionally people try to avoid service. Once they’re served, they have 30 days to respond to the lawsuit. Normally when an answer is on file, there’s an attorney on record, and at that point we immediately contact that attorney and try to get a trial date, and that way there’s an end in sight. Hopefully, we’re able to negotiate a fair settlement without going to trial, but if not, we’re ready.
Were you or a loved one struck by a vehicle while walking and have questions about how long your pedestrian accident case will take?
Contact our experienced Austin pedestrian accident lawyer at The Law Office of Daniel R. Smith today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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