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Personal Injury Attorney: Instructions For Injury Clients Part Three
As a personal injury attorney, we feel it is our primary duty to instruct our clients on bankruptcy, why the settlement process takes a long time, and the value of your case. Our job is to obtain an amount of money which will fairly and justly compensate you for your injuries.
If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you should know that you may lose all rights to your personal injury case. The Bankruptcy Court can take over your case, settle you case and give your settlement money to your creditors, and you will receive nothing. Be sure to talk to your personal injury attorney before filing for bankruptcy.
One of the most frequent questions we get asked as a personal injury attorney, is why does it take so long to receive a settlement? To answer that question, there are varying factors that you should be aware of. We cannot make a claim until after the doctors have given us reports stating exactly what your medical condition is and what they expect it to be in the future. In other words, until you have reached “maximum medical improvements”. This improvement varies greatly depending on the severity of your injuries, level of pain, and future medical intervention due to lingering injury complications.
Many times the doctors will be slow in making these reports. We may even, on occasion, ask you to contact your doctor to speed up this report. If we try to settle your case before your medical condition is stabilized, you may lose money that you might be entitled to for a condition that did not show up until after your case was settled.
It is important to know that your case will not be settled until the damages have been determined and all investigations to determine who is liable have been completed. It generally takes several months to gather the necessary information. If a trial becomes necessary, it can take several years to complete a case. One of the most difficult request we make of you is to have patience. A personal injury attorney will work as hard and as fast as possible to settle your case quickly.
However, it is impossible for us to tell immediately how much money, if any, you will recover in connection with your case. There is no formula and each case is unique. In cases of serious injury, the ultimate recovery is often related to the amount of insurance coverage available, as well as the nature, extent, and duration of your injuries, along with an assessment of liability. We will make every effort to do this by locating all sources of money.
Sometimes injury accidents can drastically change the course of a person’s life, and we want to help guide you through this process with with injury instructions. Injury cases are difficult and often take a long time to settle, but your personal injury attorney will fight for you and advocate the best for your future. If you are in Liberty, North Kansas City, Raytown, Independence and Blue Springs and are looking for a personal injury attorney, contact us, Noland Law Firm, to schedule a consultation. And please feel free to call us at (816) 781-5055 with any questions regarding your injury case.