Q: How long do most truck accident cases take to resolve?
We wish we could give you a more definitive answer, but unfortunately, there is no real average amount of time that a truck accident case takes to resolve. They are typically more complicated than accidents that just involve passenger vehicles because the damages are usually more extensive and trucking companies come with aggressive, relentless insurance companies. This means your truck wreck case could take a few months to settle, or maybe even more than a year.
The initial goal is to try to work out a settlement with the insurance company because that is generally less expensive, time consuming, and stressful than going to trial. Trucking companies, however, will not usually back down without a fight and they may give you the run around for months as investigations take place, they try to figure out who else could have been responsible for the accident, or they keep placing the blame on you. If it becomes clear that a fair settlement is simply not going to be negotiated, things may move on to the court room and become even more complicated.
The best thing you can do for yourself in this situation is to get an experienced, respected truck accident attorney on your side. Doing so may not cut down on the amount of time your case takes to resolve, but it will help to ensure that your voice is heard and that you ultimately receive compensation that is fair. Call Attorney Steve Lee today for your FREE consultation by calling 1-800-232-3711.