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Understanding the California Car Accident Settlement Process and Timeline

Many car accident cases can settle out of court, but not all cases settle equally. If you are injured in a car accident, you should contact a California car accident lawyer well-versed in the claims process right away. Why? Insurance companies may try to undervalue your claim or push it to a settlement too quickly to avoid you discovering potentially serious injuries, and thereby grossly undervaluing your claim. Remember – for the insurance company, it’s all about the bottom line! Benchmark Injury Law can provide insight into the possibility of a settlement in your case, the potential value of that settlement, and what to expect in terms of the claims process and timeline.

Our policy at Benchmark Injury Law is to keep our clients updated throughout the entire claims process and make sure questions along the way are answered so that our clients can make informed decisions as to whether they should settle their auto accident cases.

What Is the Typical California Car Accident Settlement Process?

The typical car accident case begins with gathering the facts of the loss and establishing your injuries. No case can be properly evaluated without understanding the extent of the injuries and other damages, such as medical expenses, future care, lost wages, etc. This information is then presented to the at-fault party’s insurance carrier along with a demand for settlement. Once the insurance company has reviewed the demand for settlement, an offer is usually extended. The first offer is never the final offer! This is where it pays big to have a lawyer who understands the way insurance companies evaluate claims, and who understands what is required if the insurance company does not offer fair value.

Benchmark Injury Law has successfully negotiated countless car accident settlements to the satisfaction of our clients. We understand the claims process, and we have a reputation of being skilled in both settlements and litigation. We do what is right for our clients, advising them throughout.

What Timeline Should You Expect After a Car Accident in California?

All cases are unique, and so the time to reach a potential settlement varies. However, in general, most car accident cases can resolve in between 6 months and a year. More complex cases, with more complex injuries, of course, may take longer.

Working with an experienced California car accident attorney can help considerably. At Benchmark Injury Law, we are well-versed in the process of filing and navigating a car accident claim. While we are fully prepared to go to trial, we are also adept at negotiating fair settlements for our clients.

Work With a California Car Accident Attorney You Can Rely On

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in California, a settlement can be instrumental in helping you deal with the financial aftermath of an accident. However, understanding the process is key to ensuring that you receive fair compensation. Attorney Shaun Phillips and our Benchmark Injury Law team will guide you through the complex claims process and ensure that you understand your rights, and the process and receive fair compensation.

Shaun is committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve and will fight alongside you every step of the way. Learn more with a free consultation by calling (949) 504-9031, or contact us online today.

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