Charlotte, NC Personal Injury Lawyer
It is difficult from early on to make an accurate estimate of how long it will take for your case to be decided. Much depends upon the willingness of the insurance company to negotiate with your injury lawyer. If the case goes to trial, completion of the case may be delayed for quite a while.
But what happens when, at last, that big day comes?
After the Trial
Assuming your case is taken to a jury trial, and the verdict falls in your favor, generally 3-4 weeks are necessary to complete the paperwork. During this time your Carolina injury lawyer will work with defense attorneys to finalize court costs and attorney fees. These will be deducted from the final settlement amount you receive.
In Case of an Appeal
There is an outside chance that the defense will appeal the verdict. If this occurs, your settlement will be delayed.
If you lose the case, there may be grounds for an appeal on your part. Your lawyer will discuss whether this is an avenue worth pursuing. It may be that an appeal will eat away so much of any potential settlement that it simply doesn’t make financial sense.
Once in a great while a defense insurer will offer a small settlement to a party that loses a personal injury claim. This is highly unlikely to occur, however. Your focus should be entirely upon winning your case.
Contact the Personal Injury Law Firm of Bice Law
The personal injury firm of Bice Law will examine your case to determine the type and amount of damages that your injury warrants, including payments for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and any permanent disability. We’ll determine whether an out-of-court settlement or trial is the best strategy to obtain maximum benefits for you or your family. If you have suffered injury or harm because of someone else’s actions, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law serving both North and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, so act quickly. Call 877-BICE-877 today or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a personal injury attorney. We serve families across both North Carolina and South Carolina. Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.