Why Personal Injury Cases Take Time to Reach a Proper Settlement


At Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP, our Whittier personal injury attorneys know that our California clients often have a long recovery ahead of them after their lives have been impacted by the negligent acts of another. While our clients are out of work and attending doctor’s appointments, they can quickly become frustrated with their recoveries and the length of the legal process.

We understand. Our personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles County work tirelessly to pursue the best outcome for each of our clients’ needs as quickly as possible. However, the final settlement or jury verdict we reach for each case is determined by many crucial factors that may be out of our clients’ control. This can be discouraging and is typically when clients consider taking the insurance company’s settlement offer.

We believe you should receive the best financial compensation outcome possible. That means allowing our law firm to negotiate your unique recovery needs on your behalf.

Here is why.

Your Personal Injuries May Be More Severe Than You Thought

When someone is hurt in an accident, they typically know right away that they have a broken arm or will require surgery for their injuries. However, they may not know the true extent of their injuries until they can fully heal.

Depending on the injuries, treatment may go well beyond the initial diagnosis, complications may arise during treatment, or they may not heal as expected.

If you accept an insurance company’s initial settlement offer, it typically will not include compensation for your ongoing or long-term medical needs — since those factors will be unknown at the time you agree to settle.

It is crucial to have an experienced Whittier personal injury lawyer negotiating on your behalf, because the insurance company’s settlement agreement will include a release of liability. That means you cannot go back after the fact and ask for more money. Your case will be closed.

You can pursue the best outcome for your unique personal injury claim the first time around with the help of our skilled personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles County.

Will I Have to Go to Court if I Do Not Accept the Insurance Company’s Settlement?

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately 3-4% of personal injury cases go to trial.

Insurance companies are typically only willing to go to trial if they believe it is worth their physical and financial resources, which is why we treat each case as if it will be decided inside a courtroom.

The more prepared we are for trial, the more likely the insurance company will be to make a reasonable offer, instead of continuing to undervalue your claim.

When you allow our Whittier personal injury attorneys to negotiate on your behalf, we will update you on each of our communications with the insurance company, and each step of the legal process, including when we believe we have reached an agreement that meets your complete recovery needs.

You do not have to take an offer that is lower than your injuries are worth. We can help you maximize your personal injury claim, so you can get your life back.

Contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in Whittier, California at Hanning & Sacchetto today by calling (562) 698-6446 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options to pursue the best outcome for your case.

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