How long do settlements take after a car accident?

I was in an accident last month, and I really need the settlement money. I can't believe how long it is taking! How long do settlements normally take after a car accident?

I’m so sorry to hear that! Car insurance claims can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to settle. In certain severe cases, the settlement may even take years, especially if it goes to court.
The timeline completely depends on factors like:
  • Your insurance company
  • Your state’s laws
  • The type of claim
  • The extent of the damages or injuries
  • The circumstances of the accident
  • Whether or not it’s clear who was at fault
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georgina grant
Answered on Nov 08, 2021

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