Car Accident Lawsuit Timeline
The statute of limitations establishes your car accident lawsuit timeline. Per S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530, you generally have three years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault driver. In personal injury cases, the timeline starts on the date the accident occurs. In wrongful death cases, the timeline begins on the date your loved one died from injuries resulting from the crash.
When our personal injury team represents you, we can ensure timely filing of your case with enough notice of the accident. We also accurately value your case and collect and organize your evidence. In most car accident cases, we aim to negotiate an insurance settlement on your behalf. Still, we also ensure compliance with the statute of limitations to preserve the ability to take your case to trial if needed.
Synopsis of a Typical Car Accident Lawsuit Timeline
No two car accidents are identical, making the time it takes to resolve your car accident case vary greatly depending on several factors. According to Insurance Information Institute (III) statistics, the number of car accidents and the size of insurance claims are on the rise. More sizeable and complex accidents, such as multi-vehicle collisions, can take longer to resolve. These other factors could influence the resolution timeline:
- Investigation process
- Evidence collection
- Back-and-forth settlement offers
- Bad faith insurance practices
Our car accident team understands the urgency with which you want your case resolved. We also know how important it is to have all expenses and other evidence in hand before assigning a value to your case. Careful evaluation of your expenses reduces the likelihood of having your case undervalued. Our representation also protects you from bad faith insurance practices that could delay recovery.
Your Role in Settling Your Case Influences the Timeline
Throughout the negotiation process, each time the at-fault driver or their insurance company makes a settlement offer, you have the final say in whether to accept or reject it. We’ll advise you whether we believe the offer is fair or inadequate but leave the final decision in your hands, meaning your role in determining the timing of your case’s resolution is crucial.
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We Fight Hard to Resolve Your Case
When we handle your car accident case for you, our staff is compassionate, supportive, and respectful of your needs. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, one of our team members will visit you in your home or hospital room to ensure your case keeps moving forward. Our management of your case also means we will give your case the time and attention it deserves by:
- Proving the at-fault party’s negligence
- Calculating the financial value of your case
- Collecting and presenting your evidence
- Completing and submitting insurance forms
You are never alone when our team represents you. We work hard for a favorable resolution to your claim so you can start rebuilding your life. Our involvement means you can focus on getting better or helping your family recover from the loss of one of its members. We also provide regular and informative updates on the progress of your case, so you are never left wondering about your next steps.
Our Client-Centered Law Firm Is Focused on You
We are passionate advocates for our clients who were injured in car accidents and fight hard for their financial recovery. Previous clients say:
- “Although the process took a little longer than expected…everyone we came in contact with at Anastopoulo Law Firm was always very courteous and helpful. They assisted us in reaching a fair settlement and kept in contact with us.” – Crystal Thompson
- “I had just left The Anastopoulo Law Firm and I was sorta amazed, being the fact that it was my first time doing a case with them…I definitely would recommend you all…Thank you. Best regards to the Anastopoulo Law Firm!!!” – Jorasha Johnson
- “Each and every time I’ve called Anastopoulo Law Firm, all staff was tremendously helpful. They always answered my questions to the best of their ability and were always kind…Thank you all so much! You are SO appreciated.” – Bridada Bethea
Your case is as important to our team as if it were their family member who was injured. Therefore, when we represent you, we make sure you get the same level of support from every member of our law firm.
Contact Our Car Accident Team Today
Are you seeking financial compensation from the at-fault driver who caused your recent car accident? Our personal injury team will clarify the process of filing your potential lawsuit and the anticipated timeline for receiving financial compensation. Find out how hard we fight for your recovery by contacting one of our Anastopoulo Law Firm team members at (800) 777-7777 today.