The length of time it can take to recover compensation from an injury lawsuit varies greatly. There are numerous factors that impact how long a personal injury case can take. Some of these include:
- The nature and extent of the victims injuries.
- The complexity of the issues involved in the case.
- The amount of evidence to be analyzed in the case.
- The defendant’s assessment of their liability in the case.
- The relative knowledge, skill and experience of the attorneys involved.
There really isn’t a “standard time-frame” that injury legal matters last. Some situations can be resolved in a matter of days. Many more will take weeks or months. And other, more complicated matters, can easily take years to be resolved.
While it is difficult to anticipate how long a case will take until resolution, your lawyer should could in constant communication with you at every stage of your case. This is the best way for you to stay informed about the status of your injury lawsuit.
This is something to keep in mind when you are making a decision about hiring a lawyer. Ask the lawyer about how, and how frequently, you will be able to communicate with them. Your access to your lawyer will play a large role in your peace of mind throughout the process.
Remember that navigating a personal injury case can be quite complicated. In fact, in certain situations, timing becomes a very important factor in an injured person’s ability to maximize the compensation to which they are entitled. The best thing you can do is to hire a lawyer that you trust and have patience through a process that can sometimes seem very frustrating.