Of course, there is no pat answer to this question, as every case is different and fact specific. However, having an injury attorney handle your case is designed to minimize or otherwise reduce your worrying.
A personal injury attorney in Phoenix can help you get needed medical care or car repairs. An attorney can help you find a medical provider that will wait to get paid until your case resolves, thereby relieving you of the stress of paying for medical care as you go. An attorney will handle all communications with an insurance company so you won’t have to.
So what time will you have to spend on your case? You’ll need to spend the time it takes to undergo the treatment you need to resolve your injuries. As such, your time going to and from medical providers will require an investment of some time on your part. Depending on your injuries and treatment, this may involve several appointments a week. However, we can help you find medical care close to your home or work to cut down on travel time.
From time to time we may ask you to provide us information for our follow-up, such as an employer that will be able to verify any time you miss from work as result of your injuries and/or treatment.
Once you’ve completed treatment, we only ask your patience while we gather up medical records, bills, and other documentation to go into a settlement demand package we prepare to submit to the insurance company after we review it with you. Additional patience will be required while we negotiate a settlement of your claim.
Although we like to see you as often as you like, required meetings are minimal. If you prefer, most “meetings” can be conducted over the phone or via SKYPE.
If your case cannot settle and needs to be litigation, there will be more participation required on your part. There will be a pre-litigation meeting where the process, and strategy is discussed. There will likely be one or more meetings during “discovery,” during which you’ll provide written and oral questions. Of course, you’ll need to attend any hearings and meetings to prepare for any hearings.
Typically, a soft tissue injury claim can resolve within six to eight months of the injury date, with the actual time varying depending on your length of treatment. Litigation cases can add another six to twelve months, depending on the type of litigation. More complex cases may not resolve for one or two years, depending again on your treatment, injuries and the complexity of the case, with litigation extending the time on these cases as well.
The important thing to remember is that we take injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless, and until you get paid.
As such we are motivated to move your cases as quickly as possible, but not at your physical, emotional, or financial expense. Zachar Law Firm focuses on you.