Personal Injury Settlement Timeline
Watch this video about the personal injury settlement timeline in Florida to find out how long your case will take to settle. Free consultations.
How long will my personal injury case take?
I got a call from a new client. She had been seriously injured in an accident, not as a result of anything that she did, and one of the first questions she asked was, “How long does this process last?” I told her, in every case, there’s initially a pre-suit period before we’ve filed a suit in court. During that time period, she would receive the medical treatment necessary to treat her injuries and try to make her better.
At some point, she would reach what’s called maximum medical improvement. Her doctors will say they’ve done all they can for her at that point. Then we would make a demand to the insurance company that’s responsible for covering this damage. If the insurance company doesn’t do the right thing, then we would file suit. Suit can take some time. I told her, as I tell every client, to be patient with the process. We need to work through it in order for us to maximize your recovery. Initially, there’s a deposition that’s taken, there’s paper discovery that’s exchanged, and a mediation. If we can’t settle the case at mediation, we always seek a trial date. Trial, in essence, is the light at the end of the tunnel. That process can take a couple of years, but every case is different.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an accident and have questions about how long a personal injury case will take?
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