How Long Will My Case Take to Settle?
There is no one way to answer this question. If you have been involved
in a Nevada
car accident, the length of time your claim will take to process will vary based on
a number of factors. These factors can include the nature of the nature
of the accident itself, the severity of the damages, how many drivers
were involved and more. Most jurisdictions in the United States require
insurance companies to either reject or settle an auto accident claim
within 60 days maximum. The least complicated claims take about two to
three weeks to process, although some could be settled sooner.
Your insurance company is only required to make an offer within this time
frame. The offer does not guarantee an end to your case. Your case could
continue after the insurance company's offer for a number of reasons.
Typically, the reason is because the policyholder is unsatisfied with
the outcome. With the help of a Las Vegas car accident attorney from our
firm, you could potentially reject this offer and fight to maximize your
If you believe that your insurance company is "dragging its feet"
so to speak and stalling payment, then you should secure the involvement
of an attorney. Your case can only be resolved after you have filed your
initial claim, scheduled an inspection and spoken with an adjuster.
The Insurance Information Institute suggests six steps for those who are
unhappy with the way that their claim is being handled. If you are unhappy
because your claim is taking a long time to settle or you are not happy
with the outcome of your claim, you should first speak directly with a
representative from the insurance company. Take all the necessary effort
to support your case with further evidence and documentation. You should
also review your insurance policy to make sure you fully understand the
type of coverage you are entitled to.
In some cases, claimants end up contacting their state insurance department
(Nevada Division of Insurance) so that they can explain their grievance.
At any time during this process, you can contact an attorney. If you believe
that your claim is taking longer than is necessary or normal, a lawyer
can evaluate your case and ensure that you are not getting the short end
of the stick.