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Lawsuits following a car accident can take time

Law Offices of James M. Curran

After being involved in a car crash, a victim may wonder how long it will take before he or she will be able to achieve compensation for his or her losses. As these financial damages may be many, this is not an unreasonable thought. While, according to the laws of New Jersey, a car accident victim may be entitled to relief, there is not really a guarantee of payment or a set time-frame for how long it can take to receive compensation.

There is a lot to take care of after a car accident. It can seem rather intimidating, especially when trying to focus on recovery. Thankfully, victims of auto collisions do not have to shoulder their burdens alone. Legal assistance is available to help these individuals as they seek compensation and work to rebuild their lives.

Going from car crash to compensation can be somewhat of a long road. Victims tend to take time for recovery, have to wait for insurance to kick in and depend on investigators to work their cases. Even after legal claims are filed, cases must be reviewed again and further investigation will generally need to take place. Needless to say, this process can take months to years leading up to trial or settlement.

Knowing that these cases can take time may seem disheartening, especially when faced with the physical, financial and emotional burdens that often accompany  a car accident. However, the time spent seeking damages for one’s losses may prove to be well worth it in the long run. Those in New Jersey can seek maximum compensation with the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney. If navigated successfully, such legal claims can be completed swiftly and smoothly, allowing the victim to move forward.

Source: FindLaw, “Car Accident Lawsuit Timeline“, Christopher Coble, Nov. 9, 2015

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