How Long Does It Take To Receive My Settlement In An Accident Case In Sonoma County?


No two cases are the same. At Fiumara & Milligan Law, we are concerned about your health and quick recovery first and foremost. Money and your full compensation eventually comes.

The most important thing is for you to get the very best medical care you need so that you can hopefully recover from your injuries without any residuals or complications later. Once you are finished treating with all of your medical providers including any prescribed physical therapy, chiropractic, or surgeries and you are feeling better, we will request all of your medical bills and records.

Once all of your bills and records are received, we will meticulously review all the information in your file including how your life has been altered or changed since the injuries occurred. All throughout your recovery we will monitor your pain and suffering so that it will add value to your case.

From the onset we will sit down with you and talk with you about the value of your case. We will tell you what we think your case is worth and why. Either we send a demand letter to the insurance carrier or we file a lawsuit—every case is different and different strategies ultimately result in a higher award at the end.

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If we decide to make a demand on your behalf we will make you aware of any offers and give our opinion at each juncture about what you should do in response to each offer that is made. The average case will settle within a few months after the insurance company receives your settlement demand, if your case can be settled.

But low ball offers from carriers are too commonplace so the time frame is much longer after offers and counteroffers are exchanged. YOU need to be patient since it ends up benefiting you in the end. Insurance carriers prefer quick low ball offers to be accepted by victims.

The Decision to Accept a Settlement Offer Is Yours to Make

About one in 10 cases end up in litigation. This means that the insurance company draws a line in the sand and decides to fight your case instead of accepting an offer from you or your attorney. But don’t let them scare you—this is a ploy to see what you are made of and a highly skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorney can add substantial value to your case.

The end result is that you will end up with much more money in your pocket even after a 30% contingency fee is paid to the Law Firm. Fighting the insurance company for you is what our lawyers are trained to do. Your lawyer may advise you to file suit, but the decision to do so is yours to make.

Once a law suit is filed, a settlement agreement could be made at any time up to and including the day or the verdict near the end of a trial. Many times, the carrier will settle on the day of the trial—a scare tactic! If a jury trial is ultimately necessary, your case could take up to two years or more to resolve. One of the reasons for this is because there is a backlog of cases in most county courts.

How A Car Accident Attorney Can Help You Recover From Your Injuries

Our experienced and highly skilled award winning Sonoma County personal injury lawyers at Fiumara & Milligan Law are trained to move your case forward at every juncture so that your case can be resolved as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Call us today at 707-571-8600 for your FREE case evaluation and get all your questions answered RIGHT NOW!

“The Right Personal Injury Attorney Makes All the Difference”

By | 2018-02-14T14:31:49+00:00 December 27th, 2017|