HOW LONG DOES A PERSONAL INJURY CASE LAST?
It depends on a few factors:
- The length of treatment – Usually, an attorney will not begin negotiating a settlement until your treatment is complete. This way the attorney knows how much your medical bills will cost. Starting negotiations too soon could deprive you of some of the compensation you deserve.
- The type of claim – Some claims take longer to resolve than others. For example, car accident cases are usually resolved more quickly than medical malpractice claims. Some car accident claims could last a few months, while medical malpractice claims could last a year or more.
- Whether your case settles or goes to trial – Cases that go to trial take longer to resolve than cases that are settled out of court.