When Will I Receive My Money From My Case?
Whether you are involved in a vehicle accident case, a medical malpractice suit or a personal injury case, the recovery and award of damages for the harm that has been caused is probably the most important aspect of the lawsuit to you. You might be concerned about winning, or be concerned with how to pay for your medical expenses while you wait for your case to be resolved. However, rushing through the resolution process can do you more harm than good if you are not careful and lower the amount of your injury or car accident settlement. You need to take time and allow your case to fully develop, and let your attorney thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, so that the full scope of damages can be assessed and sought by your legal counsel on your behalf.
Be Patient and Wait…For At Least a Few Months
You may feel a sense of urgency to get your legal matters resolved or a strong desire to just settle the case and be done with it, but patience is a virtue when it comes to persevering and identifying all of the legal rights to which you are entitled.
- Take time to determine what the true extents of your injuries is. After being involved in an accident or if you were the victim of medical negligence, it is important to take the time to assess the full extent of your injuries. While you may feel fine now or may not be presenting any symptoms of further injury, it is possible that you have suffered latent injuries that have yet to manifest. It is important to get examined by a doctor, so that damages related to future medical bills can be determined. You may require medical treatment in the future, and compensation for this future medical treatment should be included in your damage award or settlement. Once a case is settled, there is no going back to seek further damages at any point in the future. A settled case is a closed case, never to be revisited.
- Do not appear desperate for the money. Insurance companies, claim adjusters and attorneys seem to all share an impeccable knack for sensing desperation, especially when it comes to money. When it seems like you are desperate for money, and it is possible to detect this desperation, the other side suddenly has more leverage over you when it comes to negotiating a settlement amount. Since they are not desperate for money, the other side is more likely to offer you less than you actually deserve. If you hastily accept a low offer, you will miss out on compensation you may need.