If you have been involved in a personal injury accident there are variables that will affect the timeline for processing of your claim. It doesn’t matter what type of accident you were involved in. But, what matters is the type of injuries you sustained and the severity of their implications on your day-to-day life. There are three factors that will play a part in the timeline of successfully completing your claim. What type of injury you sustained, how it is affecting your ability to work, and how permanent that injury is will all determine how long it will take to pursue restitution.

Once determined how severe your injury the better able a lawyer will be able to clarify the extent of filing your claim. Of course this will also determine the amount of restitution sought. A simple injury such as a broken bone has a pretty set healing rate. It is easy to determine how long you will need to recuperate and how much function will be restored once you are healed. This type of injury won’t bog down the processing of your claim. If you have a more severe injury that may require future medical intervention it gets a little more difficult. The goal is to estimate as close to what you will be needing in the future as possible in order to file claim for the correct amount of restitution. This can take a little time to research and plan out.

Loss of wages plays a factor as well. If you return to work immediately after your accident or you were unemployed to begin with this is a much simpler case than if you experience severe loss of wages because of your injury. Not only does it affect the type of benefits available and the type of claim filed but it will also affect the amount of background work it takes to build a case. Permanent injury is also a factor. If you suffer permanent injury as a result of an accident then you have the right to claim pain and suffering for it. But, this is only if your injury is permanent. This means that you must prove beyond reasonable doubt that it is. This will not only require time but it will also require legal help.

Hiring a lawyer is an important part of successfully filing suit in your personal injury claim. How quick you are to hire such help will help determine the timeline of your claim. The longer you wait the more time it is going to take to gather the necessary proofs and bring the claim before a court. There is also the matter of statute of limitations. If you wait too long you may run out of time entirely. That is why it is important to know about timelines so that you don’t miss your chance to gain compensation.