Suffering an injury in a car accident can be an incredibly stressful experience, and unfortunately, the aftermath of the accident can be just as challenging. One of the most worrisome concerns of victims after an accident is how long it will take to settle their claim and recover compensation. However, many factors can impact your claim’s timeline, and your claim may take anywhere from a few months to over two years.
Fortunately, a skilled car accident attorney can help you file a claim and ensure the process moves smoothly. The experienced attorneys from Feller & Wendt are dedicated to helping you navigate Arizona’s complex claims process to achieve the justice you deserve. We understand that no two car accidents are exactly alike and personalize our approach to every case. When you partner with us, you can trust that a compassionate and experienced legal professional is handling your claim.
Issues That Can Delay Your Claim
While there is no set timeline to settle a car accident claim, several factors can slow down the process. The insurance company may contact you shortly after your accident with a low initial settlement offer. If you accept this offer, your claim may be resolved in a matter of weeks. Although it may take time, a skilled personal injury attorney can help you prevent delays and pursue the maximum compensation available for your injuries and other losses. A few common issues that may delay your claim include the following:
Your Medical Treatment Is Not Complete
If you are still being treated for your injuries or have yet to reach maximum medical improvement, it can be difficult to determine the total cost of your injury-related expenses.
There Is a Dispute Over Liability or Compensation
In some cases, the negligent party may attempt to deny their part in the accident. Even if they admit their fault, disputes may arise over how much compensation is fair for your losses.
The Insurance Company Is Causing Delays
Insurance companies are well-versed in many tactics to delay, devalue, and deny claims. They may intentionally slow down their processing time to exceed the statute of limitations or try to make you give up your claim.
Litigation Is Required
If the insurance company continues to devalue your claim after extensive negotiation, a lawsuit may be required to recover the compensation you deserve.
When you are recovering from severe injuries, any delays in the process can be frustrating. A seasoned personal injury attorney can help you mitigate any delays and help you pursue the maximum compensation for the harm you have suffered.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Claims in Arizona?
All states abide by a legal time limit known as the statute of limitations. In Arizona, the statute of limitations for filing a car accident claim is typically two years from the date of the accident. If you miss this critical filing deadline, you may give up your right to pursue damages for your accident-related losses.
While two years may seem like more than enough time to pursue justice, it is in your best interests to act sooner rather than later. Essential evidence may be lost or destroyed over time, and eyewitnesses may move away or forget vital details about your accident. When you contact a skilled car accident attorney at Feller & Wendt, we will work quickly to investigate your case and preserve essential evidence to support your claim.
Discuss Your Case With a Seasoned Car Accident Attorney at Feller & Wendt
At Feller & Wendt, our attorneys have a wealth of experience and are ready to apply our diverse knowledge and skills to your unique case. We have a 95% success rate and are passionate about helping car accident victims in Arizona pursue justice for their injuries and other losses. We understand how challenging the wake of a car accident can be and will handle every aspect of your case as we fight for justice on your behalf.