How long it takes your motorcycle accident claim to settle may depend on various factors, including the time needed to:
- Fully investigate the accident
- Accurately value your lawsuit
- Weigh each settlement offer
- Agree to accept an offer
Insurance regulations and state laws may also determine how long it takes for you to receive final payment. You can call our law firm for a more specific explanation of the timeline between agreeing to a settlement and receiving your agreed-upon compensation.
Do Not Undervalue Your Lawsuit
The monetary value of your motorcycle accident lawsuit might be challenging to assess on your own. Because the financial damages from your accident might have different sources, it might be easy to overlook expenses that could be included in your potential lawsuit. A personal injury lawyer may be able to help you pursue compensation for the following types of damages:
- Current and ongoing income loss
- Property repair or the replacement value
- Over-the-counter and prescription drugs
- Current and ongoing medical expenses
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- In-home domestic and medical assistance
You do not have to assess your damages or fight for compensation on your own. Our legal team can review your case and identify which damages may be compensable.
Build a Case File that Supports Your Right to Compensation
When our personal injury team helps you calculate the value of your lawsuit, we may ask for an array of documents that prove the value of your financial damages. Be prepared to provide copies of your:
- Medical care bills
- Mechanic bills
- Property damage values
- Paycheck stubs
In addition, we may ask for a copy of your medical records, treatment plan, and future prognosis. These items can help establish the cost of your ongoing and future medical care. To prove your right to recover your expenses, we may also request copies of witness statements, relevant photos, and the accident report.
Keep these Facts In Mind During the Negotiation Process
Resolving your case with an insurance settlement versus a trial might mean that your settlement timeline follows the insurance company’s policy. The insurance policy should detail the amount of time you have to file a claim with the at-fault driver’s provider. Insurance laws might also determine the amount of time the insurance company has to:
- Respond to your initial claim
- Acknowledge receipt of evidence
- Make payment once an agreement is reached
When you and the at-fault driver’s insurance provider agree to a settlement, you may be required to sign paperwork that prevents you from seeking any further compensation. Our team can explain these timelines as we navigate your case and ensure that you understand the finality of agreeing to a settlement. Because a signed agreement is final, we may also emphasize the importance of accurately valuing your lawsuit before a settlement agreement is reached.
Do Not Wait to File Your Case By Its Deadline
If you were injured and had your property damaged in a collision, it might be possible for you to pursue compensation from the negligent driver in the accident via a lawsuit. However, Louisiana has laws that govern the amount of time you have to sue.
Per CC §3492, there is a general one-year deadline on filing a personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana. One of our personal injury lawyers can help you comply with the statute of limitations in your case.
Find Out How Hard Our Attorneys Will Fight for You – Contact Us Today
Resolving a motorcycle accident claim can be a complex process, but you do not have to navigate it on your own. Our law firm can deal with the insurance company on your behalf and start negotiating for an insurance settlement. We aim to fight hard for the compensation you need to recover some or all of your damages.
How long a motorcycle accident claim takes to settle varies on a case-by-case basis. However, if you work with our team, we can keep you updated on the progress of your case as new information comes, including when you may receive payment after your case settles. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (337) 777-7777 to get help with your motorcycle accident lawsuit.