If you have been in a car accident in Virginia, and you are watching the medical bills pile up and you're not able to make money as you would normally do at your job, it's fair to wonder when you can expect to get paid through the other driver's insurance company.
Well, first things first, in order to get paid, you will need to start negotiating with the insurance company.
If your accident was severe enough to send you to the hospital, chances are that you will want an experienced personal injury attorney on your side to help you out. Negotiations can take a while as you continue to get treated for your injuries (you won't know the full value of your case until you are completed with all or nearly all of your treatment). Plus, the insurance company is likely going to want to play hardball for a while to get the lowest possible settlement - remember that they are a business, and they will do this even if it's a claim with your own insurance company.
Ultimately, the negotiation process is what will take most of the time and slow down the ability for you to get the money you deserve.
What About After My Case Has Finally Settled?
Usually, but not always, you will get your money within 30 days after the case has settled and everything is signed.
The good news is that the attorney has the same interest as you in getting the money part taken care of, since most personal injury attorneys (including here at BenGlassLaw), work on a "contingency fee" basis. We don't get paid until you get paid.
If you have been in an accident and would like to speak with our team of professionals, call BenGlassLaw at (703) 584-7277.
Additionally, we provide free information to Virginia residents about car accident claims. You can get your free report on the claims process from our website.