How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take in WA?

Each personal injury case in Washington State is unique. Many factors come into play, including your recovery time, your medical records, investigating the cause of your injuries, and whether the at-fault party’s insurance company is willing to compromise.

The Mariano Morales Law, based in Yakima,Wash., is not in the business of rushing clients into quick settlements or dragging out cases unnecessarily. We are in the business of getting you a fair and reasonable settlement or verdict. For example, if it turns out that your injuries are relatively minor and it’s clear that the individual or company that caused your injuries is at fault, then your case could settle within two to four months from the date of the accident.

However, sometimes injuries may seem minor, but a thorough review of your medical records and continuing symptoms might reveal injuries that are more traumatic. For example, if you hit your head in a car accident and have ongoing difficulties in concentrating or continued loss of balance when standing or sitting, these are symptoms of a traumatic brain injury in need of additional medical treatments. If we uncover more serious injuries, our goal is to get you the best medical care possible to help you recover.

We make sure our Washington clients make informed decisions about settlement offers from insurance companies. This means we take the time and effort to review each and every medical record in a case and explain to every client in common, everyday terms the full extent of the injuries, treatments they need, and expected recovery time. We also can help find the best medical practitioners for specific types of injuries, particularly complicated traumatic injuries.

When clients have completed medical treatments and they feel like they did before the accident, our practice is to wait a month or two to make sure they are able to return to their active lifestyles. If they have no more complaints or setbacks, then we concentrate on obtaining a fair and reasonable settlement.

To speak with our attorneys or staff about your personal injury claim, call us toll free at (509) 853-2222, or use our online contact form. Your initial consultation is free of charge. We don’t get paid until there’s a settlement or favorable verdict. We serve residents of Yakima, Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco and Kennewick), Wenatchee, Grant County and Chelan County.