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Common Delays in Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases can be stressful for their victims who may be facing serious injuries, loss of wages, and other serious challenges. If you’re involved in a personal injury case, then you will most likely want your compensation as soon as possible. However, there are several things that may delay your settlement. Let’s take a look at some of them now.

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The Insurance Company Can Delay Your Case

Insurance companies are notorious for employing evasive tactics when met with a claim. If they haven’t denied your claim altogether, they may try to delay the case to avoid having to pay out. This can occur with low-ball offers, requiring additional paperwork, and other tactics designed to frustrate and demoralize you. Don’t lose heart! With a dependable personal injury lawyer on your side, you can take control of the negotiation and seek appropriate compensation.

Liability and Fault Can Delay Your Case

Life is complicated and that means that legal cases can certainly be complicated as well. When it comes to determining fault, the process is not always straight forward or simple and it matters. In the case of personal injury in Maryland, courts will likely uphold the contributory negligence standard. This standard basically dictates that if you are even partially at fault for your accident, then you could be held liable. Though the law is largely considered outdated and even unfair, it is still in effect, which means that it may come in to play.

Paperwork Can Always Delay Everything

Paperwork is often the most painful part of dealing with any proceeding, whether it’s legal, bureaucratic, or otherwise. For your personal injury case, medical records can take time to obtain. Bills and other important documents can also take time to secure. It all depends on your medical office and how quickly they can respond to queries.

Contact the Law Office of Ross W. Albers For Personal Injury Cases

If you’re seeking damages for injuries in a personal injury case, then you need a dependable lawyer on your side. Attorney Albers is one of the leading attorneys in Maryland for these kinds of cases. You don’t have to suffer in silence for the negligence of another. Contact us today for more information and to set up a free consultation.

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