Filing a lawsuit for a motorcycle accident in California can take six months to a year. In more complicated cases, it can take more than two years. Most cases are resolved through settlement negotiations, but you will need credible evidence and experienced representation who can prove liability, causation, and damages. Contact us at Salamati Law Firm for a free consultation if you have questions about average settlement amounts and how long your case might take.
We understand the misconceptions about motorcyclists—and could fight for your right to fair compensation if you’ve been harmed through no fault of your own. You can rely on our team of dedicated Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys.
How long do cases often take?
Cases settle relatively quickly when there is little dispute over who is at fault. For example, when the other side accepts responsibility for causing your motorcycle accident, the only issue to resolve is the amount of compensation. These negotiations could conclude in weeks after the demand letter is sent. However, not all cases go so smoothly. For various reasons, it could take months or even years to settle. A few are never resolved through a settlement and ultimately go to trial.
Factors that determine how long an accident case takes to resolve
Different factors will determine how long your case might take and include the following:
- Liability. Whether or not the other party admits fault is one of the primary causes for delay in personal injury settlements.
- Insurance. If the party that injured you in the accident has insurance, the prospect of a settlement becomes more likely. However, insurance companies can still drag out the process or refuse to settle.
- The extent of your injuries. The longer you require medical treatment, the longer it can take to resolve your case. It is not a good idea to resolve your personal injury claim until you have reached your maximum level of recovery. Otherwise, you might underestimate your damages.
Call Salamati Law Firm for a free consultation
At Salamati Law Firm, our team is ready to evaluate every aspect of your motorcycle accident to determine if you have a viable personal injury case. Call now for a free consultation; there is no obligation to hire us afterward. And since we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not pay attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for your injuries. We look forward to hearing from you.