Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a Washington bicycle accident? Contact experienced attorneys at Paukert & Troppmann today.
Bicycle Accident Case Timeline
How long does it take to settle a bicycle accident claim? Answer: It’s understandable that people who’ve been injured in bicycle accidents often want to know how long their claim is going to take. The answer to that question is that it depends. It depends on the degree of injury and how long it takes to go through medical treatment and reach maximum medical improvement. It’s necessary to get to this point to understand the entirety of damages the require compensation. It also depends on settlement offers and on the fairness of the insurance companies. For these reasons, a claim’s timeline first must evolve with the progression of the victim’s recovery and then hinges on the willingness of the insurance company to provide full and fair compensation. If the insurance company is agreeable once damages are known, a reasonable settlement can be arrived at and the claim can be resolved quickly from that point onward. If they refuse to make an adequate settlement offer and push the case into a trial however, the timeline becomes extended from there, often by approximately 18 months.
Bicycle Accident Attorney Fees
How much does it cost to hire a bicycle accident attorney? Answer: A person suffering from serious injury in a bicycle accident is usually vulnerable physically, mentally, and/or emotionally. Part of this vulnerability often involves stress over finances due to lost wages from being unable to work. Concern about the cost of an attorney sometimes leads an injured person to assume they can’t afford a lawyer. At Paukert & Troppmann, we utilize a contingency-fee structure. This means you needn’t let worry over cost stop you from contacting us. Our firm covers case expenses from start to finish as we fight for your right to compensation. And we don’t get paid unless we win your case.
Bicycle Accident Claim Value
When we determine the value of a bicycle accident injury claim, we look at two sources of information: the accident investigation and your damages. Your accident investigation can and should be addressed immediately to establish all at-fault parties and connect their negligent actions to the accident that caused your injuries. Our Spokane bicycle accident attorneys will seek to gather as much evidence to support your claim as possible, so the sooner we can begin, the stronger your case will be. Your damages are all the ways your life has been negatively impacted by your injuries, both economically and non-economically. These include past medical expenses, future medical expenses, the current state of the victim, and whether they will need further treatment in the future. It includes the impact of pain and suffering and mental anguish as well; there are many ways you may be able to collect damages for what you’ve endured. Because the damages in your claim hinge on your recovery, this part of determining your claim’s value is a process that depends largely on you. It’s important to understand this, because it’s not something that can be rushed. Though you may want to push forward, healing properly demands that you go as slow as you must for steady, lasting progress. Our Spokane bicycle accident attorneys want to help guide you every step of the way. You deserve to get your life back, and we want to help you through the process.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a Washington bicycle accident? Contact our experienced Spokane Bicycle Accident Attorneys at the Paukert & Troppmann today to schedule your confidential consultation and legal case evaluation.