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Does It Take Long to Settle a PI Case?

On Behalf of | | Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you’re likely facing mounting medical bills and may be experiencing lost earnings. In such a situation, it’s only natural to want your personal injury claim to proceed as quickly as possible. It’s important to note, however, that bringing your strongest claim and holding out for just compensation that covers your complete losses will play a critical role in your ability to recover to the fullest extent. Fortunately, an experienced Charleston personal injury attorney can help resolve your claim both effectively and efficiently.

Your Personal Injury Claim

Successfully resolving a personal injury claim requires proving the at-fault party’s negligence, demonstrating the full range of your related losses, and knowledgeably negotiating with the involved insurance company for a fair settlement. Finally, if the insurance company refuses to consider just settlement terms, taking your claim to court will be necessary.

It’s a tall order that your formidable personal injury attorney is well prepared to skillfully tackle. Along the way, issues that may slow down the process will need to be addressed, but that is essential to ensuring a settlement that is up to the task of covering all your legal damages or losses.


Negligence in relation to personal injury claims refers to the form of wrongdoing or recklessness that the at-fault party engaged in. For example, in traffic accidents, negligence tends to take one of the following common forms:

The legal damages you can address in your personal injury claim include all the following:

  • Property damage – such as to your vehicle and its contents in a traffic accident claim
  • Your medical expenses, including costs related to ongoing needs and care that is required in the future
  • Your lost earnings, including any losses that relate to earning potential
  • Your physical and emotional pain and suffering

Factors that Can Slow Down the Claims Process

The more complex and serious the injuries you suffer, the longer it will take to assess the full scope of your losses, but doing so is critical to bringing a claim that supports your ability to regain your health and well-being.

The insurance company itself may also create roadblocks to expediency. By doing so, they push some claimants out of desperation to settle for less. There are, however, laws in place to protect you from such tactics that your well-respected PI lawyer is well prepared to press on your behalf.

It’s important not to sacrifice the integrity of your claim for a quick settlement, and your attorney will help ensure this doesn’t happen – while keeping your claim moving smoothly forward.

Reach Out to an Experienced Charleston Personal Injury Attorney Today

The diligent Charleston personal injury attorneys at Query Sautter & Associates apply the full force of their keen legal skill and experience to every claim they take on, and they’re standing by to help you as well. Learn more by contacting us online or calling 843-795-9500 today.