One piece of advice your personal injury lawyer should provide you with is, “Do not rush to resolve your case.” It may take time for your injuries to resolve, or if they do not resolve completely, for your injuries to stabilize. Your personal injury lawyer will need to obtain medical evidence from your family physician and probably other doctors to confirm that you have recovered or stabilized. All of this takes time. Your personal injury lawyer cannot properly assess the value of your claim until you have stabilized and after he or she has obtained the relevant medical information. Only then can your personal injury lawyer properly advise on the worth of your case. This may take well over two years.
However, if you decide that you want to resolve the case sooner than your lawyer advises you, simply instruct your lawyer to that effect and your lawyer will be obligated to follow your instructions. Recognize, however, that you may not obtain your full measure of justice because the insurance company or the personal injury defence lawyer will know that you are trying to settle too soon and will take advantage of this.