Insurance carriers typically refuse to pay anything on a claim until you are ready to sign a complete and total release. Consequently, you will not want to settle until you completely recovered.
If the accident causes permanent injuries, you will not want to settle until your doctor is able to predict the long term effects of those injuries. We call this point “maximum medical improvement.” From that point, receiving full and fair compensation takes anywhere between a few months and several years depending on the complexity of the case. Give Overbey, Hawkins & Wright a call to get ahead of the game and start the recovery process.