Bicycle Accident Settlement Timeline

Do you have questions about the bicycle accident settlement timeline? Watch this video to find out how long it may take to recover compensation.

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Question:

How long will my bicycle accident case take to settle?

Answer:

The other day I had a client come in who was involved in an accident where he was a bicyclist and struck by a motor vehicle in New York, wanting to know how long it was going to take to resolve his claim. It’s a question that I get all the time and it’s a fair question. It depends. There are a lot of complex factors that go into play as to how long a case is going to take.

One of the most important factors is the injury itself. We want to make sure that the client has gone through the process of rehabilitation, of recovery from that injury. We want to get to the point where you know whether or not the injuries are permanent in nature. That’s an important factor in determining what the case is worth and what needs to be done to pursue the highest possible settlement or resolution.Bicycle Accident Settlement TimelineThe second issue that comes into play has to do with liability. Whose fault is it? Who caused the accident? If there’s some dispute or question as to who the cause of the accident was, those issues need to be ironed out, and sometimes that requires court intervention, meaning a lawsuit and litigation. If that’s required, it can take time. It can take three, four, some cases even five or more years. I will tell you that this firm will do whatever we need to do to ensure that you get the highest possible compensation possible. If it requires litigation, we’ll do that, and we’ll try to get that done for you as quickly as possible.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured on a bike and have questions about the bicycle accident settlement timeline? Contact a New York bicycle accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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