Personal Injury Lawyer FAQ: Why is my case taking so long?


Have you suffered a personal injury, perhaps in a car accident or at work? If so, you may still be experiencing pain and other negative effects from the injury. Clients from Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and Oklahoma who are in similar situations have asked the Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys, “Why is my personal injury case taking so long?” Perhaps you are currently wondering the same about your situation.

“Every case is different,” said personal injury Lawyer Scott Mann. There are two main factors that impact how long a personal injury case can take:

1. How Soon a Personal Injury Lawyer is Obtained

It is best to obtain a skilled personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. The more serious your injury, and therefore “valuable” your case, the more likely it is that the insurance company will resist paying you the compensation you deserve. The sooner counsel is obtained, the sooner you can get your case started and eventually resolved.

2. How Long Medical Care Will Take

According to Mann, clients who have settled their cases before their medical care is completed often regret the decision. Settling too soon can mean less compensation than is needed.

“My common recommendation is to be patient,” said Mann. “Let’s complete your medical care so that we know the full picture, such as what your ultimate disability is going to be and how it will affect you in the future.”

Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Kansas, Missouri or Oklahoma?

If you have suffered a personal injury, it is likely that the insurance company will resist paying you the compensation you deserve. Therefore, we encourage you to contact one of our Kansas, Missouri or Oklahoma personal injury lawyers as soon as possible for a free consultation. You will not be charged a cent unless/until compensation is won for you!

Our Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys have more than 50 years of trial and litigation experience, practicing specifically in the areas of auto accident law, personal injury, trucking accidents and workers’ compensation.

Request a free consultation with our team of personal injury lawyers or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to hearing about your case!