Pedestrian Accident Settlement Timeline

Wondering how long your injury case will take to settle? Watch this video about the pedestrian accident settlement timeline in Florida.

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Question:

How long will my pedestrian accident case take?

Answer:

Pedestrian Accident Settlement TimelineI had a new call from a client, recently. He had been involved in an accident as a pedestrian. He was walking on a crosswalk when he was hit by a car. The questions he had for me were, “How long is this going to take?” and “How much time are we going to have to go through until I can potentially get this case resolved?” I told him, like I tell every client who has been involved in a pedestrian accident, that there are different phases.

The initial phase is pre-suit; that’s before we file a lawsuit. During that time period, he would be getting medical treatment for the injuries he sustained in that pedestrian accident. At the end of that time period, we would submit a demand to any insurance carriers that are responsible for those damages. If they don’t do the right thing, then we would file a lawsuit.

You have to be patient with the suit process. It can be extensive, but we’re here to help. We’re here to try to make it as least frustrating a process as we can. During that time period, we’ll have depositions, we’ll have paper discovery that’s exchanged, and we’ll have a settlement conference, called a mediation. At that settlement conference, if the insurance carrier doesn’t do the right thing and settle that pedestrian accident case, then we would seek a trial date. That’s the light at the end of the tunnel.


Were you or a loved one struck by a vehicle while walking and have questions about how long a pedestrian case will take?
Contact our experienced St. Petersburg pedestrian accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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