When your case is most likely to settle
Once you know your medical diagnosis and after you know all the responsible parties. Don’t settle before you know your medical diagnosis and the identity of all the responsible parties.
While your case can be settled at any time, the next most logical time to settle the case is before trial. Trials are expensive and juries and judges are not always predictable.
What factors can quicken the settlement time
The ability of the defendant to pay. Ideally, defendants have insurance to pay your claim. Otherwise, they need to pay from their personal or business assets.
The ability of your uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage to pay. In motor vehicle cases, even if the other side doesn’t have enough insurance/assets to pay a claim, you can claim through your own UM policy.