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How to Settle Personal Injury Lawsuit Post-Car Accident: The Essential Guide

How long does a Personal Injury Lawsuit take to settle?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, chances are you’re now facing a personal injury lawsuit and worried about getting the right settlement.

You might be facing a battle with the insurance company that isn’t offering a settlement that meets your needs. Or maybe you’re unsure of your rights when it comes to rejecting their offer or you want to know what options you have. 

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Considering compensation after an accident that wasn’t your fault? Before accepting the insurance company’s first personal injury settlement offer, ponder if it covers lost wages, mounting medical expenses, and additional transport costs due to your accident. Opting for a personal injury lawsuit may be a better way to ensure coverage for these costs and more.

We’ve outlined a few key points to remember when settling a personal injury case to help make sure you get the amount you deserve.

The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have significant experience in helping clients who need help settling a personal injury lawsuit.  Our offices are conveniently located in nearby ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in person at our nearby offices, over the phone, or via video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people. Our familiarity with the local Phoenix courts makes us confident that we can help you get the best personal injury settlement possible.

Watch out for the ‘settlement’ game

Often, insurance companies play ‘the settlement game’ as they’re often inundated with accident claims and need to wrap them up quickly to move on. This approach means they’ll often overlook your individual needs of you- the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, offering a random amount to help cover your bills.

A personal injury settlement will be sent to you as a lump sum without considering the injuries or any ongoing costs that you’ve endured since your accident.

Don’t accept anything you’re offered if you don’t feel your pain is being considered in the sum they’ve suggested. You’re well within your legal rights to reject a personal injury settlement from the insurance company and pursue a higher amount. 

What to do after rejecting a settlement sum

If you’ve turned down an offer and want to know what your next step should be, start by working with a trusted accident lawyer and open a personal injury lawsuit. Here at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law, we work hard to make sure you have all the information you need before making any final decisions -and turning down a personal injury settlement offer can feel like a big one!

After turning down the first sum, we’d always advise filing a personal injury lawsuit as it’s the best way of receiving a personal injury settlement that truly reflects your pain and suffering after the accident. An experienced accident lawyer will then work hard to make sure every item is considered and that when your case reaches court, the judge and jury will have the best picture of what happened, where, and why.

Our dedicated team is always happy to offer a free case study consultation if you’ve recently rejected a sum for your personal injury case and want some legal support about what to do next. Why not call us today at (480) 634-7480? If you have any further questions or want to know more about personal injury settlements, speak to one of our experienced teams.

Get Help Now 

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injury lawsuits in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you have been in an auto accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.

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Brenden Lewis
a month ago

So I suffered a tragic motorcycle accident leaving me injured and quite unhappy…… also the bike was totaled. This all star law team secured a large settlement for all my suffering. This process was very well advised by an aggressive and determined lawyer. All I can say is now I’m left a very happy man. Thank you karissa for working quick to bring my tragic story to a much warmer end. Just call them! You won’t regret it!

Shayianna Guyton
a month ago

They literally conversed with me every step of the way throughout my journey. Thank you guys

I was very pleased with my experience. They kept me informed the whole way through the process and checked on me through my treatment. Definitely would recommend

My dad was in a car accident and during those difficult moments, Phoenix Accident and Injury Law firm has been there for us. They care for their clients, will walk you through everything you need to know step by step, they follow up, very easy to reach and fast to respond. And one thing is for sure! they will fight for you! we felt safe with them! Me and the entire family thank them all so much for all their help! These people that works here are amazing!

Jenifer henke
a year ago

I was in an accident that resulted in getting whiplash and a concussion. I contacted Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm that day. Everyone was helpful (Rhea, Karissa, and Jeff) from the very beginning to the very end. They sent me to a physical therapy location that was pretty far away but the doctor and physical therapist were very kind so I did make the trek. They handled all aspects of my case in a timely manner and answered all my questions. They got the max amount possible, and from that, paid the medical bills and took their fair cut. I would not hesitate to recommend them to family or friends.

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Fernando Lopez
a year ago

My experience with this team was superb, as they were ongoing with the case and making sure that the client gets what they deserve. I recommend anyone looking for a accident law group that this is the team you want to be representing you!!

Kimberly Legaspi
2 years ago

What can I say about the Thompson Law Firm? They are AMAZING!! It’s never fun when you need an accident lawyer because you are pretty much in a bad place. Shane and the staff have been wonderful, kept me informed at every step of this process. I would recommend Thompson Law Firm to anyone, in fact, I have referred several friends already!! Thank you Thompson Law Firm for everything you did for me!!!

Amanda Olney
2 years ago

These guys were absolutely amazing. They were very clear with me about what I needed to do on my end and I saw fast results. I just recommended them to a friend a week ago and he also dealt with my mother's case. I wouldn't see anyone else.

2 years ago

Karissa and Shane were amazing! They were there for any questions I had and checked up on me regularly. Highly recommend these guys!!

Karissa Murphy
2 years ago

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