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.
How long will my pedestrian accident case take?
I 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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