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How long will it take for your personal injury claim to be settled by a Fort Pierce attorney?

November 25, 2013

If you have suffered from an injury through no fault of your own, you may want to lay a claim with the help of personal injury law firms in Fort Pierce. But how long will it take your claim to be settled with an attorney experienced in personal injury? Read on to find out more about this specific legal area.

What constitutes personal injury?

Personal injury claims constitute physical as well as psychological injuries through the wrongdoing or neglect of another person. This includes all types of injuries, such as:

  • Sexual abuse;
  • Children’s injuries;
  • Injury in the workplace where safety measures weren’t upheld;
  • Injuries as a result of municipal errors such as not filling a pothole or a leaving a manhole uncovered;
  • Wrong medications administered.
  • Slip and fall due to a retailer’s negligence.

Remember that the plaintiff must be able to prove that their injury was as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrong-doing, so not everyone can just file a personal injury claim. You need to consult with a skilled lawyer in Fort Pierce and they will be able to use their knowledge to help you understand whether your injury constitutes a personal injury protected under law.

How long will it take to get a settlement?

The process of filing a claim varies from case to case. If you were in an auto accident, for example, the settlement would probably be done by the insurance company and will be with you in a matter of weeks or months. But this depends on what kind of settlement you are looking for. Usually people are looking for the most comprehensive settlement, so a settlement would only be reached once things like medical bills, residual problems, etc. are all taken into account. You would have to spend time recuperating, whether it is time with doctors, in the hospital or on specific medications. It is wise to consult with your attorney about your specific case.

GloriaLaw has a a proven track record in personal injury claims in Fort Pierce and has handled many cases over the years. Contact us today to discuss your specific needs.