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Why can a Personal Injury claim take a long time?

02 Sep 2016

If the extent of your loss is easy to establish and liability is not in dispute, a straight forward whiplash claim could be settled within 6 months. However, serious injury cases like brain damage could take years to resolve.

Getting the best result is better than getting the quickest result. It can take time to determine the full extent of your injuries. Sometimes doctors cannot offer opinions on the long term effects of an injury until after you have underdone months of treatment in order to stabilise the injury.

It is very important that the necessary time is taken to fully evaluate your injury and to make sure you’ve reached maximum medical improvement. If you agree on a settlement then the case is closed and it cannot be reopened. You can’t ask for more money later if you discover your injury is more serious than you first thought.

At GC Law we have highly experienced lawyers specialising in personal injury law who can help you get the best result. For free no obligation advice on your prospects of success call us now to find where you stand.