How Long Does it Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?

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When you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident; a slip and fall accident; by a defective product; because of a medical device or harmful drug side effects; in a pedestrian accident, by a commercial truck; or, in a motorcycle accident, we understand you need to receive compensation as soon as possible. The insurance company will push you to settle your personal injury claim as quickly as possible. However, this is not in your best interest.

We understand you may not believe you can afford to hire an attorney to handle your personal injury claim but that is simply not true. The attorneys of Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP can help on a contingency basis - meaning we don’t get paid unless you win your case. We offer a free consultation so that you can get the facts regarding the settlement of a personal injury claim so that you can make an informed decision how to proceed. Call or use our online contact form to schedule your free case evaluation. Do not allow the insurance company for person who caused your injury to take advantage of you by rushing you to a quick settlement.

Why Does the Insurance Company Want to Settle My Personal Injury Claim Quickly?

You know why you want to settle your personal injury claim quickly - you need the funds to compensate you for the financial losses you incurred due to the accident and injury. Why does the insurance company want to settle the claim quickly? The answer is simple. The insurance company wants to avoid paying you the true value of your personal injury claim.

The two main reasons the insurance company wants to rush you to a settlement are to prevent you from discussing your claim with an attorney and to prevent you from realizing the true extent of your injuries. Both of these factors substantially increase the chance that you will demand a higher settlement figure; therefore, the insurance company would rather offer you a smaller amount to settle the personal injury claim quickly than risk the chance you will receive a higher amount later.

Get The Compensation You Deserve, Not What The Insurance Company is Offering

We do not want you to settle your personal injury claim too quickly because we want you to receive the amount of compensation you truly deserve. In order to ensure you receive a fair and just amount, we need to be sure we know the full extent of your injuries. If you settle your personal injury claim too quickly, you may not fully understand the extent of your injuries.

Don’t Sign Anything Until You Speak To An Injury Lawyer

Once you sign a release, the insurance company will not pay you any additional compensation even if you discover that you require additional surgeries or medical treatment or you discover that you have a permanent disability that will prevent you from earning as much income as before the accident. We want you to reach maximum medical recovery before we begin negotiating a settlement with the insurance company. This is the only way to ensure you receive the compensation you truly deserve.

Harrisburg PA Personal Injury Attorneys Here For Your Injury Claim

Our Harrisburg personal injury attorneys have extensive experience valuing personal injury claims. We have resources and experts we use to value your personal injury claim correctly. Do not let an insurance company rush you to settle your personal injury claim. If so, you run the risk of receiving far less that you are entitled to receive for your financial, emotional, and physical damages.

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