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Getting A Little Help

A few months ago when I was involved in a bad car accident, I didn't know what to do next. In an attempt to make things right, I tried to be open and honest with lawyers and insurance agents when they called, only to be reprimanded by complete strangers. After taking a few phone calls on my own, I realized that I needed to have an advocate at my side to make things right. I contacted an attorney, who came right out to help me the next day. He listened to the details of my case, started screening my calls, and instantly reduced my stress level.

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Issues That Could Be Prolonging A Truck Accident Settlement

At times, truck accident cases can take a while to settle. As a victim, you may wonder why your case is dragging on and feel frustrated with the process. This article explores some of the common reasons why this could happen and what steps might be taken to speed up the resolution of your case.

You Are Waiting for Medical Evidence of Your Injuries

In some truck accident cases, medical evidence is needed to prove that an injury was sustained due to the collision. Depending on the extent of the injuries, it may take time for victims to receive a diagnosis or treatment from their primary care physician and have them properly documented. This can lead to delays in reaching a settlement since the case cannot proceed until that documentation has been provided. Furthermore, if extensive tests are necessary to verify any claims surrounding potential injuries and causation for those injuries, this can lead to additional delays. 

The collection of data related to medical conditions such as fractures and brain damage should be conducted with precision and care to accurately identify the cause of the injury and provide all relevant information before proceeding with legal action.

Finally, waiting for medical evidence also requires attorneys and insurance companies involved in a truck accident case to review any newly discovered information that may change the outcome of their cases. This often means more back-and-forth communication between all parties, which can extend how long a settlement negotiation or court hearing takes.

As such, having proper documentation is essential if you expect a prompt resolution of your truck accident case.

There Is a Dispute Over Liability

Disagreements concerning liability can be a major roadblock in truck accident cases. Issues related to fault and negligence can seriously impact how much time is needed to bring a case to resolution. It is not uncommon for both plaintiffs and defendants involved in these accidents to hold different perspectives concerning what happened during the incident, making it difficult for the court to come to an appropriate ruling.

In some cases, determining fault can be relatively straightforward. For example, if the truck driver was distracted and ran a red light, causing an accident with another vehicle, liability would likely rest with the driver. However, if there is evidence that a third party was also involved in the incident or contributed to the accident in some way, then this could add to the complexity of the case and lead to prolonged negotiations.

Additionally, some truck accident cases involve multiple defendants who may have conflicting stories or different interpretations of the same incident. This can significantly extend the length of a case because attorneys and investigators attempt to build their cases and establish a clear timeline of events. 

Contact a local truck accident lawyer to learn more.