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How Long Will My Auto Accident Injury Case Take To Settle?

We often hear people express concern that if they have an attorney involved in settling their claim after an auto accident that it will take forever, and that they can settle it faster on their own.  The personal injury attorneys at Ritchie Reiersen Law in Prosser want to explain why this isn’t entirely accurate. 

First of all, we will admit that the case does tend to take longer to resolve when an attorney is involved.  But that is not because we love our work so much that we try to drag it out – it’s due to our diligence to make sure you receive the proper compensation for your injuries – and this just takes time to do.

Insurance companies often come to an individual early in the process with a settlement offer.  We strongly urge clients not to accept this offer if they haven’t yet completed their medical treatment, as they may find that the amount they accept doesn’t end up covering all of their medical costs, let alone other damages related to the car accident. 

At Ritchie Reiersen Law, we recommend that the injured person doesn’t consider any settlement offers until they have completed all treatments and are discharged from medical care related to the accident.  Generally speaking, this will take between 3 months and a year after the time of the car crash.

If we have worked on behalf of our clients and the insurance company has not offered a settlement amount that our client is willing to accept, there is always the option of taking the claim to court.  If this happens, the timeframe for resolution gets significantly longer. 

The personal injury attorneys at Ritchie Reiersen Law in Prosser are passionate about the work we do and are dedicated to getting our clients the compensation they deserve.  We know this takes time, but we will never drag a case out intentionally. 

Our job is to get you back to the life you want, free from stress about the financial impacts from being injured in a car accident.  At Ritchie Reiersen Law, we don’t get paid unless we win your case for you.   We are committed members of the local community who consider it an honor to earn the trust of our clients.

For a free consultation with one of our experienced auto accident attorneys, call us today at (509) 396-5577.  We are passionate advocates for victim’s rights and we pledge to give our full efforts to protecting your rights and getting you the compensation you deserve.

How Much Can I Expect to Receive in Compensation For My Injuries?

When you find yourself injured from a car accident due to the negligent actions of another person, you deserve to be compensated appropriately.  But how do you figure out what that amount should be?  

The personal injury attorneys at Ritchie Reiersen Law in Prosser know that there are many ways a car accident and the resulting injuries affect a person. These go beyond the need to repair or replace the vehicle. 

When we take a case, we help our clients assess the many ways the injury has and will continue to impact their life.  We then prepare to meet with the insurance company and negotiate for an amount of compensation that will cover both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages include such things as medical expenses, property damage, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages.  These can be easily calculated and typically include bills and pay stubs as evidence. 

Non-economic damages are more difficult to assign a figure to – this category includes compensation for things such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of relationships, and scarring or disfigurement.

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While there is not an easy answer for how much a person can expect to receive in compensation after they have been injured in a car accident, generally speaking the more severe the injury is, the higher the compensation would be expected. When you choose to let Ritchie Reiersen Law go to battle for you, you can rest assured that we have a firm grasp on the amount of compensation you deserve. We will fight for your rights and we will not back down or give in until you have the compensation you need. If you have been injured in a car accident and are unsure about how to proceed, call Ritchie Reiersen Law today.  (509) 396-5577

I Can’t Afford to Have a Car Accident Attorney Help Me

It’s true that receiving legal help after being injured in a car crash will have a fee associated with it – but that fee doesn’t have to be a stressful thing.  At Ritchie Reiersen Law, we work on what is called a contingency fee – in short, if we don’t win your case for you, we don’t get paid.  

We understand that being injured in an auto accident because someone else was choosing to be negligent can be an extremely stressful experience.  We know that the last thing you need to be worried about is how to come up with funds to hire an attorney right away.  At Ritchie Reiersen Law, we offer:

  • Free consultations for all prospective clients.  Share your experience with us and we will answer your questions and give you thoughtful feedback on your case.
  • No upfront costs.  You don’t have to pay us in order for us to take your case for you.  There is no retainer fee.

  • No hidden fees.  When the case is resolved, you won’t be hit with a laundry list of fees.  Our fees are in our contract and we will review them together with you before we take your case.
  • If you don’t win, we don’t get paid.  Not one dime.  It’s that simple.

Call Ritchie Reiersen Law in Prosser today at (509) 396-5577 to set up an appointment for your free consultation.  If you’re injured and unable to come to us, we will meet you where you are.  We have local bilingual personal injury attorneys who are dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured through no fault of their own.  Our office is passionate about the work we do and we take pride in being ethical and dependable members of our local community.  Call us today and find out how we can take the stress out of your situation and help you move forward on the road to recovery.

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