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process of auto collision lawsuit, not at fault

Discussion in 'Auto Accidents, Injuries' started by nessi ness, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. nessi ness

    nessi ness Law Topic Starter New Member

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    was rear ended and have a lawsuit against other party at fault, have a lawyer as well. What's the process or can be expected? Approximately how long can it take to close? When does one receive funds after settled? How often should I be in contact with my lawyer?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Strangers with ZERO knowledge of your case know less about your case than you do.

    You should be speaking about your case only with your lawyer.

    As far as any award, you'll have prove your case to prevail.

    One step at a time, inch by inch.
     
  3. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    It could take years.

    You have an attorney - ASK YOUR ATTORNEY.
     
  4. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    First you fully recover from your injuries or reach maximum medical improvement.

    Next, your lawyer quantifies your claim and sends a demand letter to the other driver's insurance company.

    Next, there is a period of negotiation which could take a few months.

    If an agreement cannot be reached to your satisfaction, a lawsuit is filed against the other driver. A lawsuit could take a year or two for a verdict. Or the claim could settle at anytime during that period.

    A few months or a couple of years. So settle in for the long haul.

    Shouldn't take more than a month or six weeks as your lawyer may have to take care of medical liens against the settlement.

    You shouldn't be contacting your lawyer at all because no amount of contacting will make the process go any faster than it's going to go. Your lawyer will contact you when he needs something from you and that's how you'll know what is going on.

    Your lawyer wants his payday, too, so he won't be sitting on his hands. He'll be working it.
     
  5. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    What's the process? Not really sure what you're asking. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, but I doubt anyone is going to take the time to type up a dissertation about what happens in civil litigation. Also, since you have a lawyer, you ought to direct questions to him/her.

    Anywhere from a few months to several years, depending on the relevant facts and circumstances.

    Anywhere from daily to every couple of months (give or take), depending on the stage of the case.

    If the case settles, you should get paid anywhere from 5-30 days after the settlement is finalized.
     

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