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Understanding the Timeline for Your Personal Injury Case: When Will My Case Settle?

By Pierce Blitch



Navigating the aftermath of a personal injury, like a car accident, can leave many wondering about the timeline for resolving their case. At The Nelson Law Group, we frequently address questions about the duration of personal injury cases. The truth is, the timeline varies widely depending on the specifics of the case.

Key Stages in a Personal Injury Case


In the immediate aftermath of an accident, remember these critical points:

• You should not discuss the accident with the other driver’s insurance or provide them with a statement. Disregard any claims that suggest otherwise.
• If you are approached by an insurance adjuster demanding a statement under the pretense of settling property damages, it’s best to decline. Our team at The Nelson Law Group can guide you through handling your property damage claims in Georgia without succumbing to pressure.

Seeking Medical Attention


Here’s what you should do about medical care:

• If insured, follow the hospital’s referral or contact your primary care provider.
• For those without health insurance, explore options like emergency Medicaid for necessary immediate care.
• We recommend that you select your medical provider for any non-critical care instead of relying solely on referrals.

The Critical Role of Medical Documentation

The initial focus is on securing necessary medical treatment while we collect crucial evidence:

• We gather information on insurance coverage from both your insurer and the other party’s.
• Evidence like vehicle photos, 911 recordings, dash cam footage, and in cases of commercial vehicle accidents, we issue spoliation letters to ensure the preservation of essential documents.

From Medical Recovery to Settlement

Once your medical treatment concludes, the next steps include:

• Collecting medical records, bills, and any lost wage documentation.
• Drafting and sending a demand package to the insurance company, which typically reviews the materials within 30 days.

Moving Towards Resolution

Whether your case settles quickly after the demand depends largely on the insurance company’s response and the complexity of your case:

• Simple car accident cases can reach trial within 8-12 months.
• More complex situations, or cases in busy jurisdictions, might extend to 18 months or more


Patience and Persistence Pay Off

The path to settling a personal injury case is not always a straight line and varies significantly by case. At The Nelson Law Group, we commit to guiding you through each step, ensuring you understand the process and making sure your rights are vigorously defended.




We fight for you, and we don’t back down. Every personal injury case has potentially life-altering consequences. We don’t hold back on providing our clients the best possible representation. At The Nelson Law Group, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll a personal injury case can take. If you, a family member, or a close friend has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact The Nelson Law Group today at 706-434-8770 or visit us at 7004 Evans Town Center Blvd., Third Floor, Evans, Georgia 30809 to discuss your unique case and our dedicated personal injury strategies with one of our compassionate and experienced attorneys.


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Categories: Personal Injury