I am eighteen years old, I was not held at fault for the accident, however my airbags exploded and shot metal fragments into my eyes, and have left multiple scars on my face. I have permanent vision damage to both eyes, as well as a fractured skull; and brain & nerve damage.
What I’m getting at is the damage endured to my body was very serious and well-known to my lawyer, as well as the insurance company involved and I believe Takata themselves too. I understand there is a devoted trust fund for this matter, however I wish to move on from this as soon as humanly possible. It is beginning to interfere with school, as I am unable to stand for very long. My question to you is, typically how long would a matter like this take to settle? All medical bills have been paid to my knowledge; and I have signed a release form for insurance settlement for medical bills; as well as the car involved. Just looking for a rough timeline, as well as some more information about this case in specific. My lawyers have not been able to speak with me as I have been on medication. They claim to not want to speak with me due to that. This happened about a month ago and to I believe my health won’t improve
I’m not sure why your lawyers won’t speak to you if they are, in fact, YOUR LAWYERS. Strikes me as strange. Most settlements for mass torts are on a grid. Assuming you have Medical records, you can pursue it but if you’re represented by an attorney with only 1, or a handful of cases, it takes longer.
You need a lawyer that has a larger group of files as they get settlement priority.
It has only been a month which is the blink of an eye in the legal world. Be patient so that this gets done the right way.
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"My lawyers have not been able to speak with me as I have been on medication. " - so going behind your lawyer back to violate what may be a competency concern is a better idea? Not so much. You have lawyers handling this issue and thats who you need to speak with. If there is an issue as to your capacity to understand and make proper legal decisions due to medication - you will need to work with your lawyer and physicians to address this properly.
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There is too much unknown in your situation to give you a specific answer. In’ not sure why you are not talking with your lawyer about your issues, but you should do so. Find out if your attorneys are experienced in handling defective product cases such as airbags. If not, you can ask them to refer you to an attorney having expertise with defective airbag claims to get answers to your questions.
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